Chapter 8

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Wilderness Road The trail into Kentucky that woodsman Daniel Boone helped to build
Republic A government in which people elect representatives to govern for them
Articles of Confederation A document, adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777 and finally approved by the states in 1781, that outlined the form of government of the new United States
Land Ordinance of 1785 It set up a standardized system whereby settlers could purchase title to farmland in the undeveloped west.
Northwest Territory to provide for the administration of the territories and set rules for admission of jurisdictions as states
Northwest Ordiance To regulate the settlement of the Northwest Territory, which eventually was divided into several states of the Middle West
Shays?s Rebellion American farmers against state and local enforcement of tax collections and judgments for debt.
Continental convention The gathering that drafted the Constitution of the United States in 1787; all states were invited to send delegates.
James Madison was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fourth President of the United States from 1809 to 1817
Great Compromise was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787
federalists Their adopted name implied a commitment to a loose, decentralized system of government
George Mason was a Virginia planter and politician, and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787
Bill Of Rights the Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the Constitution.
Virginia Plan was a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch.
New Jersey Plan was a proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson
Three-Fifths Compromise compromise reached between delegates from southern states and those from northern states during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention.
Federalism As defined by the United States Constitution, federalism is a fundamental aspect of American government,
Anti-federalists Anti-Federalism refers to a movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S.
The Federalists Paper The Federalist Papers definition. A series of eighty-five essays written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison