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Chapter 8 Vocab KL

A trial that led from the colonies to Kentucky. Wilderness Road
A government were the people choose representatives to govern them. republic
The United States first form of national government that restricted the national governments power. Articles of Confederation
A law passed by the government which divided the western land into townships. Land Ordinance of 1785
The western land in the Great Lakes area. Northwest Territory
A law that described how the Northwest territory should be governed. Northwest Ordinance
A uprising of farmers who rebelled against the government because they wouldn't pay off debt. Shay's Rebellion
The meeting of 55 delegates to write the Constitution. Constitutional Convention
One of the ablest delegates at the Convention. James Madison
A plan of government that proposed a three branched government. Virginia Plan
A plan of government with only one branch. New Jersey Plan
A compromise that was used to fix the state representation problem Great Compromise
A law that stated three-fifths of the slave population would counted when setting taxes. Three-Fifths Compromise
A system of government where the power is shared between the central government and the states Federalism
People who supported the Constitution. Federalists
People who opposed the Constitution. Antifederalists
Essays that answered antifederalist attacks. The Federalist papers
A influential figure who opposed ratification of the Constitution. George Mason
The United States first ten amendments. Bill of Rights
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