Constitutional History

Constitutional History

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George Mason

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Cards (10)

Section 1

(10 cards)

George Mason

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An American patriot who participated in the American Revolution and was in the Constitutional Convention. He refused to vote for the Constitution because it did not have a bill of rights.

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Bill of Rights

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First 10 amendments of the U.S Constitution

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Anti-Federalist

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-Not in favor of a constitution -strong state power -necessary to have a bill of rights -amend the article of confederation not just get rid of it - the people that were part of the Anti- Federalists were from rural places and from the South

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Ratification

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Official way to confirm something , usually by voting. When nine of the 13 states ratified the Constitution it became law.

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Federalist

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-Wanted the nation to be controlled my the federal government -wanted economic growth for the nation -in favor of a constitution -limit state power -not necessary to have a bill of rights -get rid of Articles of Confederation -the people that were part of the Federalists normally were people from the city and from the North

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Great Compromise

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A compromise during the Constitutional Convention in which a bicameral legislature was formed to give the small states equal say in the Senate and the large states more power in the House due to their larger population.

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Constitutional Convention

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1786 A committee of the government under the Articles of Confederation chaired by George Washington to modify the Articles. It instead scrapped the Articles completely and wrote the US Constitution.

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Articles of Confederation

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The first constitution ever created in the United States ruling the country. It did not create a strong government. It was eliminated afterwards and the U.S Constitution was created.

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Framer

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One of the people that wrote the US Constitution at the Constitutional Convention.

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3/5 Compromise

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A compromise during the Constitutional Convention in which one slave in the South would count as 3/5th of a person in the census count to have more people in the House of Representatives

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