Flashcards in Chapter 7 Deck (35):
What is a bicameral legislature?
What is a gov’t in which citizen rule through elected representatives?
What was Americas first constitution
When was that constitution adopted (Month and Year)?
How many votes did each state get in Congress under the AoC?
Why was the AoC unsuccessful?
It was not a strong plan of government
What created one territory out of the lands north of the Ohio River and East of the Mississippi River?
The Northwest Ordinance was a _______ of ________ for the new settlers.
Bill of rights
The Northwest Ordinance was the first attempt to stop the spread of what?
What state failed at becoming the 14th in modern day northwest Tennessee
The state of franklin
What year did Tennessee become a state and what number state was it?
1796 The 16th
What is a depression?
A time of economic troubles
What was Shays’ Rebellion?
The rebellion of Massachusetts farmers to fight taxes on poor farmers
What were the two plans presented at the Constitutional Convention?
The virginia and New Jersey plan
What combined those two plans and established the model for Congress that is used to this day?
The great compromise
What is the Three Fifths Compromise?
Allowed the south to count slaves a three fifths of a person increasing the southern population
Where would the southern states gain more delegates due to the Three Fifths Compromise?
States with more slaves
What was a Federalist?
People that supported the constitution
What was a book of essays that supported the Constitution?
The federalists papers
What is an amendment?
Changes to the constitution
What became the standard for passing a law in Congress? ____ out of _____ States
9 out of 13
What is the supreme law of the land?
What was James Madison considered to be the father of?
Who was an influential writer from the Enlightenment who believed every person had natural rights?
What type of system states that power should be shared between the national and state level gov’ts?
What is the final authority in a federal system?
What are the 3 branches of gov’t as stated in the Constitution?
Legislative judicial executive
Which branch makes laws and consists of Congress?
The legislative branch
Which branch carries out the laws?
The Executive branch
What did the Constitution have the AoC did not have? (Hint: Chief Executive)
What power does the President have to check Congress?
Who elects the President of the United States?
The electoral collage
Which branch interprets laws and makes decisions based on the Constitution?
What is the most distinctive feature of our gov’t?
Separation of power