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Powers of government exercised independently by both the federal and state governments, such as the power to tax.
Signer of Declaration of independence, Proposed the Great Compromise
A kind of tax, often associated with customs, a payment due to the revenue of a state, levied by force of law.
A law that divided much of the United States into a system of townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers.
A government in which the people rule by their own consent.
A group who opposed the ratification of the Constitution in 1787. They opposed a strong central government (tyranny) and supported states' rights. 'I smell a rat!'
US President, wrote the majority of the Constitution, proposed the Virginia Plan
Allowed England to search colonists' ships and other private property without an individual warrant
A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constitution
A period of reduced economic activity.
A compromise that proposed two houses of Congress; one where a state's population would determine representation and another where all states were represented equally
The first bloodshed of the Amercan Revolution, as British guards at the Boston Customs House opened fire on a crowd killing five americans
Powers belonging only to the federal government.
A change or modification to the existing content of a contract. It must be initialed or signed by all parties
bring an accusation against
A Series of attacks on courthouses by a small band of farmers led by Revolutionary War captain Daniel Shays to block foreclosure proceedings.
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
the division of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government
Agreement that each slave counted as three-fifths of a person in determining representation in the House for representation and taxation purposes (negated by the 13th amendment)
Chief executive's power to reject a bill passed by a legislature
A constitutional proposal that would have given each state one vote in a new congress
A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central, or national, government and several regional governments
A term used to describe supporters of the Constitution during ratification debates in state legislatures.
A collection of 85 articles written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison under the name 'Publius' to defend the Constitution in detail.
First Battles of the Revolutionary War
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade)
a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
1787 prohibited slavery in the Ohio River territory
Proposed a bicameral legislative branch, representation based on population

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