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  • Ok Thomas lets all sign this document declaring the freedom of all the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.
  • declaration of independence: the declaration of independence came into the Constitution in 1776. It was a list of grievances against the king of england in hope to succeed separation from the British rule.
  • Articles of confederation: Articles of Confederation was a an agreement among all thirteen original states in the United States of America that served as its first constitution. Constitution Convention : the constitution emerged from the Constitutional convention to address the issues of the government's existence under the Article of Confederation.
  • Do all thirteen original states agree to this Articles of confederation.
  • New Jersey Plan: The New Jersey plan was also widely known as the Small State Plan or the Paterson Plan. The plan was created in response to the Virginia Plan, which called for two houses of Congress, both elected with apportionment according to population. Virginia Plan: The Virginia plan was introduced to the Constitutional convention. The purpose was a new form of government and allowed fr the number of votes
  • Great Compromise: The Great Compromise or Sherman's Compromise was an agreement between large and small states that defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution Three-fifths Compromise: President James Wagner felt the compromise was a good part of the Constitution because it was a good example of people with different political views could find common ground. The Three Fifths Compromise was an agreement between the Southern and Northern states. Only three fifths of the slaves population would be counted for the reason of taxation and representation in Congress.
  • Separation of Powers: Is the governance of a state or who controls the state. It is divided into branches, each with separate and independent powers that are not in conflict with the powers of other branches. The typical division of branches are a legislature, an executive, and a judiciary. Checks and Balances: The system of checks and balances is used to keep the government from getting too powerful in one branch. Three Branches of Government: The three branches of government are Legislative, executive and Judicial. Legislative Branch is the branch of the government that writes, debates, and passes laws. Executive Branch is the branch of federal and state government responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws. The judicial branch is of the federal government including criminal and civil courts and helps interpret the U.S. Constitution.
  • Federalist: Supporters of the Constitution were called Federalist. They were tied into the Constitution because they implied on a strong central government who were opposite of the proposed plan of the Constitution they supported. Anti Federalist: Antifederalist were the other supporters of the proposed Constitution who favored a weaker central government. None of them wanted to Constitution to be ratified.
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