Flashcards in Formation Of Goverment Deck (33):
Explain the primary purpose of the articles of confederation
It was the firt framework of government of the constitution
Why did the author of the articles of confederation create a weak central government?
Afraid of the central government from becoming to powerful
Why were both the land of ordinance of 1785 and the norwest ordincance of 1787 considered acheivements under the articles of Confederation ?
Because they estabilished procedures for settling west
Describe Shays Rebellion. Why did this event cause a concern for many national leaders at this time?
A fight a government could not stop it realized the articles of confederation were way to weak
Aside from a weal central government , what were other criticisms of the articles of confederation ?
It wasnt any good, because it was weak , it could not raise any tax ,money, or an army
explain the main purpose of the constitutional convention
to rewrite the articles of confederation but it turned out to be the constitution
New Jersey Plan vs Virginia Plan
equal representation in senate and house of representatives depends on population
2 house legislature
why was the institution of slavery continued under the constitution the the united states
Because the south did not want to give up slavery
explain the purpose of the federalist papers
encouraged the adoption of us constitution
what was the main reason for why the anti federalists opposed the ratification of the united stated constitution? how were the concerns of the anti federalists met ?
civil liberties, freedoms were not protected
How are both the declaration of independance and the bill of rights similar ?
Both state individual rights
Which document is considered the supreme law of the lawn
Us constitution nothing can go against it
How are the constitution and the articles of confederation similar?
both provided for a national legislature
Define the term census? How Many Years for each census>
Representation and house of representatives, every 10 years
According to the constitution what power does the executive branch have?
Carry Out Laws, Veto Laws
According to the constitution what power does the legislative branch have?
Make the laws. Declare war, impeach the president
Make all laws which shall be necessary & proper for carrying out into execution the foregoing powers, what power is bieng described?
Which house of congress has the power to impeach the president?
House of Representatives.
According to the constitution what specific power does the judicial branch have?
Declare laws unconstitutional.
which constitutional principle best protects the public from abuse from one branch of government
checks and balances
why did the founding fathers include the amendment process in the constitution?
all laws in constitution to be changed overtime
which topic has been the main of idea of three amendments to the constitution?
wich amendment to the constitution addressed the writs of assistance?
which amendment formally abolish slavery?
the powers not delegated to the united stated by the constitiuon of certain rights shall not be contrued to deny or disparage others retained by people. what ammendment is this?
14th amendment. gave slaves right to vote
which amendment outlawed the manufacturing consumption and sale of alcohol? how was this ammendment changed?
prohibition, it outlawed consumption of alcohol
what was the 22 amendment
took back prohibition
powers specifically given to federal government.
Divides power into national and state governemnt.
powers given to state governemnt ex. education marriaige driving laws.
both fed and state share same powers ex. collecting taxes