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

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