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15 Cards in this Set

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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
lawmaking bodies (i.e. the representative assembly is one)
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
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
those in favor of a strong central/national government and weaker state governments
those opposed to a strong central/national government, instead, they are in favor of stronger state governments
interest groups and political parties of the time
"Federalist Paper No. 10"
written by James Madison; it deals with the nature of factions