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constitutional convention

called to discuss possible improvements of the articles of confederation

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Federalists

those forces in favor of the ratification of the constitution
•want a strong central gov
•desire for weaker state govs

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anti federalists

opposed the creation of a stronger us gov and the ratification of the constitutuion.
•desired states for authority

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Bill of Rights

name of the first 10 amendments of the us constitution

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Northwest ordinance

an act of congress of the confederation of the us, that created the Northwest territory, the first organized territory of the us.

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thomas jefferson

founding father and principle author of dec of indep. Elected 2nd cice president of us. and third president of us.

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Alexander Hamilton

founding father of us, chaif staff aid to G Wash. one of the most influential interperaters and promoters of us constitution. Fed

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james madison

Jr political theorist. american statesman. fourth pres of us.

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bicameral legislature

body of government that consists of two legislative house of chambers.

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shays rebellion

a series of protests in 1786 and 1787 by american farmers and state and local enforcement of tax collections and judgements for debt

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three fifths compromise

the pop of slaves would be counted as three fifiths in total when apportioning representatives

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checks and balances

look up a picture of it

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articles of confedaration

written document that established the functions of the national government of the us after declaring independance from GB