Flashcards in unit 5a2 Deck (29):
A settlement of differences in which each side gives up some of its demands in order to reach an agreement
Who suggested the great compromise?
Name the two houses of legislature under Roger Sherman's plan
House of Representatives- lower house
Senate- upper house
What is the name of the legislature in the U.S. That is made up of the two houses?
How was representation based for the House of Representatives?
How would the number of seats in the senate pee state be determined?
Two senators per state
Why did southern states want to include slaves in their population count?
To gain delegates in the House of Representatives
Why did northern states objectify to counting slaves?
They did not want the southern states to hVe more power than them
What was the solution of the 3/5 compromise?
For every five slaves, three free people were added to the population
1 slave = 3/5 of a free person
What year would slave trade end according to the slave trade compromise?
To formally charge a public official (like a president) with misconduct in office
What is the job of the electoral college ?
To elect the president and Vice President
What is the formula for the number of electors in the electoral college for each state?
Representatives + Senators
What date did the Constitutional Convention end its meeting?
September 17, 1787
How many states did the Constitution need approval fro, in order to go into effect?
9 out of 13
To give official approval to
The sharing of power between federal (national) and state governments
What name was given to people who supported the constitution?
What name was given to people who opposed the constitution?
Why did antifederalists oppose the constitution?
They were against a strong national government
What was the first state to ratify the constitution?
What was the second state to ratify the constitution?
What was the ninth state to ratify the constitution?
What would happen after the ninth state ratified the constitution?
The new government could go into affect
Virginia and New York agreed to ratify the constitution after what was added?
A bill of rights amendment
An official addition or change to the constitution
What was the last state to ratify the constitution?
Why does the original flag have 13 stripes?
For each of the 13 original states