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Transcript of 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 .
a compromise between the large states and the small states
a person sent or authorized to represent others .
a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch
The division of government into executive, legislative, and judicial branches
Three Branches of Government
New Jersey Plan
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
vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies
a member or supporter of the Federalist Party
a movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government
changed the US constitution
Bill of Rights
a statement of the rights of a class of people, in particular
supreme power or authority.