Flashcards in Chapter 2 Test Deck (20):
Gov. Not all powerful
1215 signed by king john. Est. the principle that the monarchy was not absolute ***corner stone of the us constitution
Petition of right
1628 signed by Charles 1 est. the idea that even the monarch must obey the law
Direct control of the crown (8)most restrictive
Direct control of the proprietor (3)
Direct control of the people (2)least restriction
Albany plan of union
1754 attempt to address colonial trade and unite during the French and Indian war
Gov. Should serve the will of the people
2nd continental congress
1775 first time all colonies united.
Articles of confederation
First constitution of USA drafted during revolution
Revolt against land/homer foreclosure -led to violence
Major weaknesses of the articles of confederation
No power to tax
No power to regulate trade
No power to enforce laws
No executive or judicial branches
Amendments (changes to the articles)
Major sources of the constitution
What were the federalist paper? Authors?
Reasons why we need a new constitution
James Madison Alexander hamlitilion and john jay
Men who were not at the constitution convention/why?
Patrick Henry "smelt a rat"
John Adams/Thomas Jefferson diplomats in Europe
What two important states did not officially ratify the new constitution?
New York and Virginia
Last two states to ratify the constitution?
Name given to the group who favored the new constitution and the name of the group who opposed it
Federalist in favor
Anti-federalist opposed it
Motor Provisions of Virginia
1. 3 branches
2. Bicameral - legislature
3. Representation based on population or amount of $ you gave the gov.
4. Executive 1 president
5. Judical 1 Supreme Court
6. Greatly increased powers for the central gov.