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What is Shay's Rebellion?
It shocked Congress into calling for a Constitutional Convention.

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What is the Articles of Confederation?
It served as the first plan of government for the United States.

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What are the interests of large and small states?
The Constitutional Convention had to balance these two things.

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What are Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, and North and South Carolina.
These states wanted slaves to be counted the same as people in determining representation in Congress.

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Who is James Madison?
He is known as the "Father of the Constitution."

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What is the Articles of Confederation?
This created a "firm league of friendship" in which "each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence."

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Who is James Madison?
He addressed the Convention more than 200 times.

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What is having three branches of government?
Both the Virginia and New Jersey Plans called for this.

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What is the Articles of Confederation?
It formed a loose union of the states.

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What is Virginia?
This state stood to lose the most representatives in Congress if slaves were not counted in any way.

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Who is Benjamin Franklin (81 years old)
The oldest delegate to the Convention?

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What is a republic?
A country governed by elected representatives.

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What is population?
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania were most likely to favor representation in Congress based on this?

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What are electors chosen by the states?
The Constitutional Convention gave the job of choosing a chief executive to these.

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What is the Great Compromise?
Representation in Congress was an issue primarily solved by this.

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What is the New Jersey Plan?
This plan would have each state with an equal vote in congress.

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What is the Virginia Plan?
Called for a strong national government.

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What is his great influence on the Constitutional Convention?
James Madison is known as the "Father of the Constitution" because of this.

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What are Federalists?
Supporters of the new Constitution were known as this.

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What is the Articles of Confederation?
It gave Congress power to make war and peace.

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What is to ratify?
This means to formally approve a plan or document.

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What is the Electoral College?
This is made up of electors who cast votes for president and vice-president.

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What is 19?
How many of the appointed delegates did not attend the Constitutional Convention?

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What is the Constitution?
This was drafted in under 100 working days.

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What is lawyers. (34 of 55 were thought to be lawyers)
This was the dominant occupation of delegates at the Constitutional Convention.

Chapter 8-Creating the Constitution

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