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Who was known as the father of the Constitution? James Madison
What was the Articles of Confederation? the original constitution of the United States, which was ratified in 1781.
What was the Treaty of Paris? signed by representatives from the U.S. and King George III of Great Britain, officially ending the American Revolutionary War on September 3, 1783.
What did the Virginia Plan do? called for representation in Congress to be based upon the state’s population.
Who drafted the New Jersey Plan? William Patterson
What did the The Northwest Ordinance do? established the system for organizing new territories
What did the New Jersey Plan do? called for representation in Congress to have an equal vote regardless of size.
Who proposed the Virginia Plan? Edmund Randolph
What was the Three-Fifths Compromise? said that slaves would be counted as three fifths of a person when determining a state’s population for representation
What was the Great Compromise? an agreement that established a two house Congress with the House of Representatives based on population and the Senate based on each state getting two senators.
What was the main goal of the Treaty of Paris? Great Britain had to accept the U.S. was its own independent nation.
The president of the United States is the head of which branch of government? the Executive Branch
This was not a weakness of the Articles of Confederation A strong national court system
What is the main job of the Legislative Branch? Make the laws
What is the main job of the Executive Branch? Enforce the laws
What is the main job of the Judicial Branch? Interpret the laws
What is the name of the system used so not one branch can gain all the power? Checks & Balances
The Preamble does not do the following. Provide a way to rebel against anyone
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