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Chapter 8 vocab.


Wilderness Road the trail onto Kentucky that Daniel Boone help build.
Republic a goverment in which people elect represenatives to go govern for themselves.
Articles of Confederation a document that got approved by the states in 1787 and outlined the northwest territory.
Land Ordinance of 1785 a law that established a plan for survey & selling the federally owned lands in the west.
Northwest Territory territory covered by the Land Ordinance of 1785.
Northwest Ordinance descibed how the territory was going to be governed.
Shay's Rebellion an uprising of debtridden Massachusetts farmers in 1787.
Constitutional Convention meeting held in 1787 to consider changes in to the Articles pf Confederation.
James Madison one of the ablest delegates; read more than a hundred government books before the meeting.
Virginia Plan in 1787 it proposed a government with 3 branches, two-house legislature in state's pop. or wealth.
New Jersey Plan made every states vote, it was similar to the Articles of Confederation
Great Comprimise to satisfy smaller states, all states had to have the same number of votes to the senator.
Three-Fifths Comprimise three-fifths of the slves pop. would be counted when setting direct taxes on the state.
Federalism system of government in which power is shared between the central gov. and states.
Federalist people who supported the Constitution.
The Federalist paper Federalist wrote essays to answer Antifederalists' attacks.
George Mason the mostv influential Virginian aside from Washington.
Bill of Rights added in 1791 & consisting of a formal list of citizens' rights and freedom.
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