Chapter 4 Forming a Government
A document that stated that the King had to obey the laws
Three Main Problems with the Articles of Confederation
1. No Money
2. No President
3. No Court System
The right to vote
social contract, government is a contract between the people and their government
supported the constitution
against the constitution
First United States government
Articles of Confederation
Land Ordinance of 1785
townships of 36 square miles
1 for schools
4 for veterans
the rest for sale
What state opposed the Articles of Confederation at first because of land claims?
3/5ths Compromise dealt with what issue?
The Constitution Convention began in what month and year and ended when?
May 1787-September 1787
the idea that people rule and can make the laws to govern themselves
How many states needed to ratify the Constitution for it to go into effect? How many did they want?
What rebellion showed the weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
What was the initial goal of the Constitutional Convention?
To revise the Articles of Confederation
Who was the president of the Constitutional Convention?
Who proposed the Virginia Plan?
Who proposed the New Jersey Plan?
Who proposed the Great Compromise?
What states favored the New Jersey Plan?
Congress is made of what two houses?
Senate and the House of Representatives
What was a series of articles written in support of the Constitution?
How is representation determined in the Senate?
Equal representation; two per state
How is representation determined in the House of Representatives?
Determined by the population of the state
Why did Antifederalists oppose the constitution?
They worried it didn't protect individual rights and gave too much power to the government.
What were the two reasons why they added a Bill of Rights to the Constitution?
To please the Antifederalists and protect individual rights
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are known as?
The Bill of Rights
a change to the Constitution
Checks and balances
prevents any one branch of government from gaining too much power
What state did not not send a delegate to the Constitutional Convention?