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It shocked Congress into calling for a Constitutional Convention.
What is Shay's Rebellion?
100
It served as the first plan of government for the United States.
What is the Articles of Confederation?
100
The Constitutional Convention had to balance these two things.
What are the interests of large and small states?
100
These states wanted slaves to be counted the same as people in determining representation in Congress.
What are Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, and North and South Carolina.
100
He is known as the "Father of the Constitution."
Who is James Madison?
200
This created a "firm league of friendship" in which "each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence."
What is the Articles of Confederation?
200
He addressed the Convention more than 200 times.
Who is James Madison?
200
Both the Virginia and New Jersey Plans called for this.
What is having three branches of government?
200
It formed a loose union of the states.
What is the Articles of Confederation?
200
This state stood to lose the most representatives in Congress if slaves were not counted in any way.
What is Virginia?
300
The oldest delegate to the Convention?
Who is Benjamin Franklin (81 years old)
300
A country governed by elected representatives.
What is a republic?
300
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania were most likely to favor representation in Congress based on this?
What is population?
300
The Constitutional Convention gave the job of choosing a chief executive to these.
What are electors chosen by the states?
300
Representation in Congress was an issue primarily solved by this.
What is the Great Compromise?
400
This plan would have each state with an equal vote in congress.
What is the New Jersey Plan?
400
Called for a strong national government.
What is the Virginia Plan?
400
James Madison is known as the "Father of the Constitution" because of this.
What is his great influence on the Constitutional Convention?
400
Supporters of the new Constitution were known as this.
What are Federalists?
400
It gave Congress power to make war and peace.
What is the Articles of Confederation?
500
This means to formally approve a plan or document.
What is to ratify?
500
This is made up of electors who cast votes for president and vice-president.
What is the Electoral College?
500
How many of the appointed delegates did not attend the Constitutional Convention?
What is 19?
500
This was drafted in under 100 working days.
What is the Constitution?
500
This was the dominant occupation of delegates at the Constitutional Convention.
What is lawyers. (34 of 55 were thought to be lawyers)
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