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Limited Government
a government on which strict limits are placed, usually by a constitution.
representative assembly
a lawmaking body composed of individuals who represent the population
legislatures
lawmaking bodies (i.e. the representative assembly is one)
confederation
a voluntary association of independent states
Northwest Ordinance
settled the states' claims to western land; a law that established a basic pattern for how states should govern new territories north of the Ohio River
what was the nation's (United State's) first national constitution?
The Articles of Confederation
nationalists
those who supported a strong central government
bicameral legislature
a two-house legislature
The Great Compromise
1. House of Representatives (lower house); the # of representatives from each state was based on the state's population

2. The Senate (the Upper House); each state had only two members/representatives each
Three-Fifths Compromise
3/5's of the slaves were to be counted for purposes of representation
Interstate Commerce
Commerce among the states
Federalists
those in favor of a strong central/national government and weaker state governments
Anti-Federalists
those opposed to a strong central/national government, instead, they are in favor of stronger state governments
factions
interest groups and political parties of the time
"Federalist Paper No. 10"
written by James Madison; it deals with the nature of factions