32 What was wrong with the Articles of Confederation?
33 A weak central government No executive branch No levying taxes No regulation of trade No court system
34 Some states were afraid of having a strong federal government because they didn’t want to be another England.
35 Constitutional Convention of 1787 Delegates drafted a new constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation.
36 Small & Large states fought about representation.
37 Great Compromise was splitting the legislative branch into 2 parts. Senate – each state gets 2 senators in congressHouse of Representatives – states that have a large population will get more representatives in congress.
39 Alexander Hamilton was the Secretary of Treasury and favored a strong central government with a National Bank.He was a Federalist
40 Federalist wanted a loose interpretation of the US Constitution & a strong central government
41 Democratic-Republicans favored a weak central government and a strict interpretation of the US Constitution
42 Principles of the U.S. Constitution What is the correct term for power that is shared between the states and national government with the national government having more power?FederalismWhat is a system called in which peoplevote for the elected representatives to run the government?RepublicanismWhat is it called when the people holdsupreme power? It is addressed in thepreamble “We the people..”Popular Sovereignty
43 To prevent any branch of the new government from being too strong, the new Constitution designed a system known as what?
44 Separation of PowersExecutiveLegislativeJudicial
45 Checks and BalancesThis system is designed to ensure that not one branch of government will gain too much power.
46 What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?