Flashcards in Ch 6 Deck (28):
Writer of "Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer" , feared a powerful government, his proposals create framework for the articles of confederation
Government without a monarch
What was James Madison's view on a stronger federal gov?
He favored it
What was Montesquieus view on a strong federal gov
He opposed it
Refers to the continental army demanding pay and threatening military overthrow of the government
Helped survey western land, laid out a 36 sq mile grid, reserved 1 square mile for education
Land ordinance 1785
Laid groundwork for how a territory could become a state, most important piece of documentation that cam out of the Articles of Confederation
How many people were needed to petition for statehood under the northwest ordinance ?
How many territories were created with the northwest ordinance?
What were requirement needed to become a territory under the northwest ordinance?
-bill of rights that included free religion
What type of congress did the articles of confederation have?
How many votes were needed to pass a law under the articles?
How many votes were needs to add an amendment under the articles?
How did the government get money under the articles?
They had to petition for money from the states
12 reps from 5 states met in Annapolis, not enough states represented, agreed to meet again in Philadelphia
Rebellion led by farmers angered by debt, marched to courthouse to close it, demonstrated the little power to government had to suppress conflict
What happened at the constitutional convention?
-George Washington elected as president
Plan where state representatives would be based on population, favored by large states
Who was he chief architect of the Virginia plan?
Who brought forth the Virginia plan?
Plan where each state would have equal representation,favored by smaller states
New Jersey plan
Who was the creator of the New Jersey plan?
Compromise that would use both the Virginia and the New Jersey plan
Who put forth the Connecticut compromise?
What was agreed about slavery at the constitutional convention?
Outlawing the slave trade could not be discussed for ten years
What needed to be done to ratify the constitution?
State constitutional conventions had to ratify it
How many states needed to ratify the constitution in order for it to pass?