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Vocabulary Word

Definition

3/5 Compromise

Agreement between southern and northern states. Every 5 slaves would could as 3 persons when determining population for representation in Congress.

Amend

To make a change or addition.

Anti-Federalists

Group who opposed the ratification of the Constitution. They supported states' rights and individual liberties.

Articles of Confederation

The United States' first plan for government.

Commerce and Slave Trade Compromise

Congress could regulate interstate and foreign trade. They could not tax exports or abolish slave trade for 20 years.

Electoral College Compromise

Created a body of electors to choose the president and vice president.

Federalists

Group who supported the ratification of the Constitution. They favored a strong central government.

Great Compromise

Created a bicameral legislature with representation based on states' population in the House of Representatives. Each state would have 2 representatives in the Senate.

New Jersey Plan

Proposed a unicameral legislature with equal representation per state. Favored by the small states.

Ratify

To approve.

Virginia Plan

Proposed a bicameral legislature with representation based on population. Favored by large states.

HOTQs: Answer these Higher Order Thinking Questions, using all the vocabulary terms, in complete sentences (on a separate sheet of paper.) Underline each vocabulary term. (Tip: Pre-write by listing the vocabulary terms you will use for each question below.)

  1. Why were the ideas of justice, equality, and liberty important to the founding fathers?

  2. In what ways did the Constitution attempt to correct the problems of the Articles of Confederation?

  3. Why was compromise necessary in the creation of the US Constitution?

  4. Why did the Anti-Federalists want a Bill of Rights added to the Constitution?

  5. How is the Constitution a living document?


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