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Those who favored a strong central government and the new constitution.
Federalist
Those who opposed a strong central government and the new constitution.
Anti-Federalist
What is the pseudonym Alexander Hamilton first used?
Caesar
What pseudonyms did the Anti-Federalist use?
Montezuma and Philadelphiensis
The Constitution incorporated the principle of...
limited government
Limited government means...
that the government can do only what the people allow it to do through exercise of a duly developed system of laws.
What do the Constitutional Articles I, II, and III indicate?
They indicate exactly what the national government can do.
The first nine amendments to the Constitution list...
the ways in which the government cannot limit certain individual freedoms.
Implicitly, the principle of limited government rest on the concept of...
popular sovereignty
Who forms the government and decides on the powers that it can exercise?
The people
If the government exercises powers beyond those granted to it by the Constitution, it is...
acting illegally
The idea that no one is above the law, including government officers, is often called...
the rule of law
A basic principle of govenrment that requires both those who govern and those who are governed to act in accordance with established law.
Rule of Law
_______ was the solution to the debate over whether the national government or the states should have ultimate sovereignty.
Federalism
The Constitution gave to the national government...
significant powers--powers that it had not had under the Articles of Confederation.
What takes precedence over conflicting state laws?
The U.S. Constitution