Executive person in government who carries out laws
Constitution – Rules under which a government will operate.
Federalists and Antifederalists-Antifedarlists thought the constitution went too far. Federalist supported the constitution and wanted a stronger federal government
Why did small states oppose the Virginia Plan?
feared they would not have enough power in the new Congress.
Besides representation, what other major issue required delegates to compromise during the Constitutional Convention?
Continuing the slave trade
What are the rights protected in the First Amendment?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
How did the Bill of Rights become part of the Constitution?
It was added through the amendment process
What is one reason many people called for changes to the Articles of Confederation?
They believed that a weak central government was ineffective.
The opening phrase of the Constitution, “We, the people,” means that the Constitution gets its authority from the ____________.
People or Citizens
How did Shays’ Rebellion encourage people to push for a plan to revise the Articles of Confederation?
It made people worry about how a weak central government might respond to future rebellions.
What did most State Constitutions have that the original United States Constitution did not have?
Bill of Rights
What was the “Great Compromise”?
It was a compromise that solved the conflict of representation (NJ Plan v. VA Plan)
What were the key parts of the New Jersey and Virginia plans of government?
As part of the Great Compromise, what fraction of the enslaved people in a state were included when determining representation in Congress?