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Un. 5 Constitution

a plan for national government where states would keep their freedom and independence Artticles of Confederation
to approve something ratify
the part of the government that passes laws legislative branch
the part of the government that carries out laws executive branch
part of the government that decides the meaning of laws judicial branch
happens when prices rise very quickly inflation
a movement by farmers to protest high taxes Shay's Rebellion
an order that demanded that the Northwest Territory be divided into smaller territories Northwest Ordinance
a representative delegate
assembly that replaced the Articles of Confederation Constitutional Convention
plan that proposed Congress should be given much greater power over the states Virginia Plan
proposal during the Constitutional Convention that each state should have the same number of representative in Congress New Jersey Plan
each side gives up something to reach an agreement compromise
agreement at the Consitutional Convention to create a Congress with two houses. First proposed by Roger Sherman of Connecticut Great Compromise
three out of every five slaves would be counted for population and taxation Three-fifths Compromise
introduction to the Constitution, beginnin "We are the People of the United States" Preamble
powers in the Constitution that are left to the individual states reserved powers
each branch of the government has different and separate powers separation of powers
a system to guard against any one branch of government becoming too powerful checks and balances
to refuse to sign into law veto
formerly natonal group that wanted a strong national government Federalists
refers to the national govenment federal
group of people who were not happy with the Constitution Antifederalists
a series of essays by Madison, Hamilton and John Jay that urged support of the new Constitution The Federalist
an addition or change to the Constitution amendment
first ten amendments to the Constitution, ratifed in 1791 Bill of Rights
Created by: sgibbins