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1

supreme court must have a what

chief justice

2

article 6 of the constitution says

the constitution is the supreme law of the land

3

who was at the constitutional convention

B. Franklin
James Madison
George Mason
Governor Morris
James Wilson

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where did the constitutional convention meet

Philadelphia in 1787

5

what was the point of the constitutional convention

to revise the articles

6

who served as presiding author of the constitutional convention

G. Washington

7

VA Plan

led by James Madison
3 branches of government : executive / judicial / legislature
lower house - voted by the people
senate / upper house - voted by the state

8

who was the political philosopher at the Convention

James Madison

9

last state to pass the constitution

Rhode Island

10

What do most of the north states do b4 the Constitution

ban slavery

11

what state was selected as the nations capital

New York

12

Federalist won because

united w/ specific plan

able to prove a flaw in articles of confederation

13

Great Compromise

aka - Connecticut compromise
proposed by Roger Sherman
house of representatives - based on population & voted by the people ( big states happy )
senate - based on fixed # & voted by the state ( small states happy )

14

1st state to join statehood

Ohio

15

Northwest Ordinance of 1787

secretary + 3 judges chosen by congress
government & congress can veto
slavery EXcluded in N.W Territories
N.W territories include : Indiana / Illinois / Michigan / Wisconsin / Ohio to Mississippi River

16

how do B. Frank & G. Wash feel about the constitution

don't think it will last long

17

antifederalist

Sam Adams / Patrick Henry
felt constitution was betrayal to Revolution
fear the government more than the people

18

powers of the president

can veto
commander of armed forces
executes the law
negotiate treaties w/ 2/3 approval from senate

19

president cant

declare war

make peace

20

2 branches combined in the articles of confederation

executive / legislature

21

who opposed ratification

VA & NY

22

Federalist

feared the people more than the government

G. Wash was a federalist

23

shay's rebellion

led by Dan Shays
goes after federalist arsenal
levy a tax on land
tax was to pay off war dept. for Massachusetts

24

who wrote articles of confederation

John Dickinson

25

problems w/ England & Spain

they have a military post

Spain wouldn't let us use the Mississippi River

26

article 10 states

size & diversity of the country & republic is good in large country to help pay off tax & make money

27

NJ Plan

led by William Paterson
unicameral congress ( 1 congress )
each has same representation
had NO veto power

28

Who brought 600 acre plots

Rich prospects

29

How territories became states

Under the northwest proclamation

30

How do amendments get opposed to the constitution

3/4 of the states need to approve the amendment