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ratification name for supporters of the constitution and creation of a federal union w/a strong central government
federalist formal approval
state structure of government in which the powers of the government are separated into three branches, suggested by Madison
unicameral legislature group of people occupying a specific are and organized under one government
great compromise indiviual opposing constitution and a strong central government
anti-federalist compromise between the New Jersey adn Virginia plans that created one chamber of the Cnogress based on population and one chamber that represented each state
philadelphia convention held in 1787 to"consider the exigencies of the union"
first continental congress held in 1786 to discuss commercial problems only, national government had serious weaknesses that had to be address at this convention to it were to survive
Shays Rebellion 1774 gathering with twelve of the thirteen colonies
madisonion model legislature composed of individuals who represent the population
confederation result of weakness of articles of confederation
second continental congress power of supreme court or any court to declare unconstitutional federal/state laws and other acts of government
judicial review binding international agreement between chiefs of state that does not require legislative sanction
Annapolis Convention 1775 congress of the colonies that established the army
executive agreement doctrine that asserts the superiority of national law over state/regional laws
supremacy doctrine prinicple of dividing governmental powers among executive, legislative, and judicial branches
natural rights legislature w/only one legislative body
Representative Assembly political system in which states/regional governments retain ultimate authority except for those powers they expressly delegate to a central government
separation of powers rights held to be inherent in natural law, not dependent on governments

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