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Constitutional Storyboard

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on 1 April 2014

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Constitutional Storyboard
Declaration of Independence 1776
Document in which colonists declared their freedom from Britain.
Articles of Confederation 1781
the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789.
Constitutional Convention 1787
the convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
"Three-Fifths Clause" 1787
a clause to allow a slave to be counted as three-fifths of a person for the purposes .
"Connecticut Compromise"
1787
a compromise between the large states and the small states
Delegates
1787
a person sent or authorized to represent others .
"Virginia Plan"
1787
a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch
The division of government into executive, legislative, and judicial branches
Three Branches of Government
1788
New Jersey Plan
1788
a proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787.
Separation of Powers
1788
vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies
Federalists
a member or supporter of the Federalist Party
Anti-Federalists
1789
a movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government
Ratification
changed the US constitution
Bill of Rights
1791
a statement of the rights of a class of people, in particular
Sovereignty
1850
supreme power or authority.
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