Presidents Washington to Madison
What is the government we were under during the revolution up until replaced by Constitution.
Article of Confederation
Reasons Articles of Confederation don't work
1. States had all the power, 2. Govt. had no power to tax. 3. Cannot fix any problems because they had to have 100% agreement.
What did the Land ordinance of 1785 do?
you can buy land west of Appalachians. Northwest territory
What did the Northwest ordinance of 1787 do?
barred slavery from this area. First law passed by congress that prevented slavery anywhere
What was the name of the "small rebellion"?
Daniel Shay’s rebellion
Who did not want to go to the Constitutional Convention but did anyway because he knew he had to be there?
What was the most intelligent gathering of people in history?
Why was Constitutional Convention so successful?
1. The met in secret which allowed them to speak freely. 2. They quickly elected George Washington to be President of the Convention.(The most trusted man in the world)
What was the official reason for having the Constitutional Convention?
to revise the Articles of Confederation
Who is the man credited for throwing out Articles of Confederation?
Who proposed the Virginia plan?
What was the Virginia plan?
also called large state plan. states represented by population
Who is the father of the Constitution?
What did the 3/5ths compromise do?
counted slaves – 3/5ths of all other persons
Who presented the small states plan?
How many votes needed to make amendments to new Constitution?
3/4ths vote of the people.
What monetary system is used for the new government? Who proposed we use it?
What is the motto of the U.S.?
“E Pluribus Unum” – out of many one
First motto on U.S. coin
“mind your business” by Benjamin Franklin