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Chapter 8

Democracy- give power to the people
Republic- the people choose representatives to govern them
Bicameral- 2 house legislature
Unicameral- 1 house legislature
Compromise- to come to an agreement in the middle
George Washington Led the convention
Alexander Hamilton argued for a strong national government
Benjamin Franklin Said states must hold more power
Roger Sherman Thought small states shouldn’t be overlooked
George Mason We must not forget a Bill of Rights
James Madison the father of the constitution
Daniel Shays led shays’ rebellion
Edmund Randolph proposed the Virginia plan
William Paterson proposed the NJ plan
Four strengths 1. Governed the nation during the rev war 2. Negotiated the Treaty of Paris at the end of the war 3. Passed the Land Ordinance of 1785 4. Passed the Northwest Ordinance
Four weaknesses 1. Lacked the power to enforce laws 2. Lacked the power to levy taxes 3. Lacked the power to regulate trade among the states 4. Required all 13 states to approve changes in the Articles
Four national powers 1. Wage war 2. Make peace 3. Sign treaties 4. Issue money
Four state powers 1. authority to set taxes 2. Enforce national laws
Created by: harlowse



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