I. Who proposed it?
On July 16, 1787, a plan proposed by Roger Sherman
II. What did it create?
Agreement made at the Convention of 1787 that created a two house legislature with one house based on population and the other based on state equality
III. What other plans did it combine?
Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan
IV. What does bicameral mean?
Composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches
I. Define it
Agreement made at the Convention of 1787 that slaves would count as 3/5 a person for the census to determine the population of each state
II. Why did the southern states want this?
Because they wanted their population to be bigger
Slave Trade Compromise
I. What was it?
Agreement at the Convention of 1787 that congress would not tax exports and slave trading could be banned in 20 years.
II. Why did the delegates agree to these terms?
To push it off, because they know they would never agree
Bill of Rights
A. What are the bill of rights?
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.
A formal declaration of the legal and civil rights of the citizens of any state, country, federation, etc.
B. List Every Amendment and find a picture for each amendment
Parts of Constitution
I. List the purpose of the Preamble
Gives the purposes and goals of the Government
B. Article 1
Describes the congress and its powers
C. Article 2
Describes the Executive Branch
D. Article 3
Describes the Judicial Branch
E. Article 4
Describes the relationship of states to one another and the central government
F. Article 5
Describes the amendment process
G. Article 6
Describes the supremacy of the Constitution and the national government
F. Article 7
Describes the process of ratification of this Constitution
I. Limited Government
Belief that a government's powers should be limited
II. Checks and Balances
System designed to have the separate parts of the government watch over each other
III. Separation of Powers
Philosophy that the best government is one where the functions of governing are divided between three branches
IV. Popular Sovereignty
The right of the people to rule themselves
System of two or more governments that operate together and share powers over citizens
VI. Enumerated Powers (aka delegated, expressed, exclusive)
These are the names given to powers that are given to the Federal government by the Constitution
VII. Concurrent Powers (aka shared powers)
Powers that are shared by the different levels of government
VIII. Reserved Powers (aka powers of the state Government)
These are the powers that are given to the state governments under the Federalism system