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Constitution

A document stating the rules under which a government will operate

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Executive

The person who runs the government and sees that laws are carried out

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Economic depression

A period when business activity slows, prices and wages drop, and unemployment rises

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Daniel shays

Lead an uprising of 1,000 Massachusetts farmers who were angry about the farms being seized. Lead to congress revising the Articles of Confederation

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James Madison

Influential delegate, known as father of the constitution, from Virginia

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Judicial branch

A system of courts to interpret the law

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Roger Sherman

A delegate dorm Connecticut who came up with the Great Compromise

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James Wilson

A delegate of Pennsylvania , who wanted to keep the peopl in on the voting of representatives

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Compromise

An agreement in which each side gives up part of what it wants

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Gouverneur Morris

The committee of style, was largely responsible for writing the preamble

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Ratify

Approve

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Alexander Hamilton

A federalist ( supporters of the new constitution) who helped publish the federalist, a news paper

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John jay

Another publisher of the federalist, being a federalist himself

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George mason

An antifederalist ( people against the new constitution) used arguments such as, weakening the states, no bill of rights, and that a president was just a voted king.