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What was wrong with the Articles of Confederation?
national government had too little power
What was Shay's Rebellion? What did it lead to?
It was a rebellion of farmers against the government because they were in financial trouble. This lead to the Contitutional Convention
What were the 3 issues at the convention?
Proportional vs. equal representation, slave representation, How to choose chief executive
New Jersey Plan...
3 branches of gov't, 1 house in Congress (equal representation)
3 branches of gov't, 2 houses in Congress (proportional representation)
The Great Compromise...
3 branches of gov't, 2 houses in Congress, House of Representatives - proportional (435 representatives), Senate - equal (100 senators)
Who chooses the President?
Who was the Father of the Constitution?
What is the job of the Legislative Branch?
What is the job of the Executive Branch?
What is the job of the Judicial Branch?
Interpret laws and resolve disputes
Checks & Balances was designed so that...
no one branch can over power another branch of gov't
The Supreme Court's power is...
to declare a law unconstitutional
For a bill to become a law it must be passed by _____ and signed by the ______
What are the 5 freedoms of the 1st Amendment?
Freedom of Religion Freedom of Speech Freedom of the Press Freedom of Assembly Freedom to Petition
The right to bear arms
a person has the right to refuse to quarter a soldier
Cannot search and seize without a search warrant
Rights of a citizen who is accused of a crime (grand jury, protect from double jeopardy and self incrimation, right to remain silent)
Right to a fair and quick trial
Right to trial by jury in non-criminal cases
No cruel and unusual punishment