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Chapter 8 Vocabulary Review…Creating the Constitution
New Jersey Plan ~This plan called for a government with three branches of government. Representation was NOT based on population. Each state gets an equal vote no matter how big or small.
Electoral College ~the group established by the Constitution to elect the president and vice president. Voters in each state choose their electors.
ratify ~to approve
Northwest Ordinance ~this set up a government for the Northwest Territory and outlawed slavery
compromise ~an agreement in which both sides in a dispute agree to give up something they want in order to achieve a settlement two- house Congress House of Representatives- based on population Senate – two from each state
Virginia Plan ~This plan called for a strong national government with three branches of government. Representation was based on population. Large states got more votes than smaller states. Legislative Executive Judicial
Articles of Confederation ~ the first constitution of the United States
republic ~a country governed by elected representatives
Constitution ~a written plan that provides the basic framework of a government