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Chapter Seven Quiz

All the vocabulary of Chapter Seven in the 8th grade textbook
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created November 28, 2016
What are the Articles of Confederation?The First Constitution of the United States
What does the word sufferage mean?voting rights
What was the Land Ordinance of 1785?A law that divided the Northwest Territory into townships
What was the Northwest Ordinance of 1787?A law that established government in the Northwest Territory.
What are natural rights?The rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
What does ratify mean?Formal Approval
What does unanimous mean?Everyone agrees
What does enforce mean?to make someone follow through with a law
What does compromise mean?To find a middle ground or an agreeance on a topic
What are delegates?People sent to represent their states
What is an ambassador?A person sent to another country, example is Benjamin Franklin to France duing the American Revolution
What did southern states oppose?The banning of slavery since it was vital to their economy
Where did Continental Congress meet?Philidelphia
What was the Virginia PlanA plan liked by larger states, because it had a bicameral legislature where both houses were based on population.
What was the New Jersey Plan?A plan liked by small states because it had a unicameral legistlation with equal representation.
What was the Great Compromise?A plan introduced by Roger Sherman with a bicameral legislature where the lower house (House of Representatives) would be based on population and the upper house (Senate) would be equal with 2 from each state.
What was the 3/5ths Compromise?A compromise where each slave counted as 3/5ths a person.
What is the job of the legislative branch?They are the branch that makes the laws
What is the job of the exectuve branch?They are the branch that enforces the laws.
What is the job of the judicial branch?They are the branch that interprets the laws.
What is federalism?A distribution of government between a central authority and the states.
What are checks and balances?A system that prevents any one system of government from becoming too powerful.
What was the name of the people who supported the constitution?Federalists
What was the name of the group of people who opposed the Constitution?AntiFederalists
What are the first ten ammendments to the Constitution called?The Bill of Rights.
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