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  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first constitution.
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays Rebellion
    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts, mostly in and around Springfield during 1786 and 1787. American Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels in a protest against perceived economic and civil rights injustices.
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    When James Madison and the other 56 delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in May 1787, they intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. They ended up creating a new constitution, and Madison, representing Virginia, became the chief recorder of information Americaslibrary.gov
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton
    He served in Congress and the New York state legislature and was a delegate to the Federal Convention of 1787. Although he had been central to the movement that led to the convention, his role was relatively minor and he was privately critical of the Constitution it produced. history.com
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    John Adams was the second president of the united states. he never attended the convention or signed the constitution. he was a member of the Continental Congress.
  • Anti~Federalists

    Anti-Federalism refers to a movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government and which later opposed the ratification of the 1787 Constitution.
  • 3/5 compromise

    3/5 compromise
    The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise reached among state delegates during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention. the Southerner states was able to use 3/5 ths of their population of slaves to represent their state.
  • Philadelphia

    this is where the constitutional convention was held.
  • Congress

    The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States. https://www.congress.gov/
  • Great Compromise

    Great Compromise
    https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/A_Great_Compromise.htm Great Compromise or Connecticut Compromise in honor of its architects, Connecticut delegates Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth provided a dual system of congressional representation.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    the bill of rights was added to the constitution because Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual freedom. billofrightinstitute.org
  • Slave Trade Compromise

    Slave Trade Compromise
    A special committee worked out another compromise: Congress would have the power to ban the slave trade, but not until 1800. The convention voted to extend the date to 1808. A final major issue involving slavery confronted the delegates. Southern states wanted other states to return escaped slaves.
  • Federalism

    the federal principle or system of government. its the sharing of power between national and state governments.
  • Ratify

    The first state to ratify was Delaware, on December 7, 1787, by a unanimous vote, 30 - 0. The featured document is an endorsed ratification of the federal Constitution by the Delaware convention.
  • Federalists Paper

    Federalists Paper
    The Federalist is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the pseudonym "Publius" to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. published in 1788. loc.gov
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia. He was a draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence; the nation's first secretary of state (1789-94); second vice president (1797-1801); and, as the third president (1801-09), the statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase. biography.com
  • Veto

    Delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that drafted the U.S. Constitution considered and rejected proposals for a legislative veto designed to reconcile the states to the federal union. the first veto was used on George Washington in 1792. history.com
  • political party

    political party
    A political party is a group of voters organized to support certain public policies. The aim of a political party is to elect officials who will try to carry out the party's policies.
  • Alien and Sedition Act

    Alien and Sedition Act
    The Alien and Sedition Acts were four bills passed by the Federalist-dominated 5th United States Congress and signed into law by President John Adams in 1798.
  • electoral college

    electoral college
    The Electoral College is embodied in the Constitution in Article 2, Section 1, and in the 12th Amendment. this was also where all people could vote. what led to the electoral college was the election of 1800.
  • Aaron Burr

    Aaron Burr
    he murdered Alexander Hamilton during a duel. burr didn't win Governor because we didn't get enough voted so he dueled with Hamilton, Hamilton get him kill him because he would be a murderer once he died so he wouldn't become governor anyway.