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define compromise

a settlement of differences in which each side gives up some of its demands in order to reach an argument

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who suggested the idea of the great compromise

roger Sherman

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name the two houses of the legislature

House of Representatives (lower house)

senate (upper house)

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what is the name of the legislature in the us that is made up of these two houses

congress

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what is the House of Representatives based on

population

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why did southern states want to include slaves in their population count

they wanted to have a higher population for more representatives

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why did the northern states object to counting slaves

they didn't want the southern states to have more representatives and power

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what was the 3/5 compromise

count each enslaved person as 3/5 of a free person for determining both taxation and representation

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what was the house of the senate based on

it was based on equality

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a compromise about trade mentioned that the slave trade would be ended in what year

1808

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to formally change a public official with misconduct in office

imp each

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what is the job of the electoral college

to elect a president and Vice President

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what are members of the electoral college called

electors

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how does each state determine its number of electors in the electoral college

House of Representatives+senate= electors

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on what date did the constitutional convention end or close its meeting and sign the document

September 17, 1787

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how many states did the constitution need approval from to become the new framework for government in the United States

9 of the 13 states, a 2/3 majority

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to give official approval to

ratify

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the sharing of power between federal (national) and state government

federalism

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what was the name given to someone who supported the constitution

federalists, these people were in favor of a strong national government

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what was the name given to someone who opposed the constitution

anti federalists, they wanted states to have more power

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which was the first state to ratify the constitution on December 7, 1787

Delaware

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guess which was the second state to ratify the constitution on December 12, 1787

Pennsylvania

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which was the ninth state to ratify the constitution after they were assured what would be added

New Hampshire

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an official addition or change to the constitution

amendment

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which was the last of the original 23'statesnto ratify the constitution in May 1790

Rhode Island

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what do the stripes represent on the U.S. flag

the 13 original states