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Chapter 5: The Constitution

Name of the plan proposed at the convention that was favored by the small states.
A system which gives each branch of government ways to limit the powers of the other two.
A series of essays published by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay that promoted ratification of the Constitution.
The name of the lower house of the legislature, whose number of members from each state are determined by population.
The settlement between big states and small states on certain matters especially over representation in the national legislature.
Two houses of government
The name of the plan proposed by James Madison at the convention. It was favored by big states.
The number of states needed to ratify the Constitution.
The division of power between the states and the federal, or national, government.
The name for the two bodies of the national legislature.
The final state needed to complete the ratification process by the states.
A compromise in which each slave was counted as three-fifths of a person in determining a state's population.
Powers shared by the federal and state governments.
Opponents of the Constitution.
The upper house of the national legislature. There are two members from each state.
Number of votes per state during the convention regardless of number of delegates.
Powers that the Constitution neither gives to Congress nor denies to the states.
Supporters of the Constitution, who supported a strong federal, or national, government.