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a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
First Battles of the Revolutionary War
Proposed a bicameral legislative branch, representation based on population
A term used to describe supporters of the Constitution during ratification debates in state legislatures.
A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central, or national, government and several regional governments
The first bloodshed of the Amercan Revolution, as British guards at the Boston Customs House opened fire on a crowd killing five americans
A collection of 85 articles written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison under the name 'Publius' to defend the Constitution in detail.
Powers belonging only to the federal government.
A period of reduced economic activity.
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
US President, wrote the majority of the Constitution, proposed the Virginia Plan
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)
A change or modification to the existing content of a contract. It must be initialed or signed by all parties
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade)
A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constitution
A Series of attacks on courthouses by a small band of farmers led by Revolutionary War captain Daniel Shays to block foreclosure proceedings.
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!'
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
A constitutional proposal that would have given each state one vote in a new congress
the division of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government
Chief executive's power to reject a bill passed by a legislature
1787 prohibited slavery in the Ohio River territory
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
bring an accusation against
A kind of tax, often associated with customs, a payment due to the revenue of a state, levied by force of law.
Allowed England to search colonists' ships and other private property without an individual warrant
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.

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