Standard 5. The student will explain specific events and key ideas that brought about the adoption and implementation of the United States Constitution. A. The Articles of Confederation. The first official government of the United States. It established a limited federal government.
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The student will explain specific events and key ideas that brought about the adoption and implementation of the United States Constitution.
It called for the creation of a bicameral national legislature where each state would send representatives in proportion to the population.
This plan made the federal government stronger than the state governments.
The new legislature would have the power to tax and to regulate foreign and interstate commerce.
The national legislature would have the power to veto any act of a state legislature.
In addition to the legislative branch, the proposed government would have an executive and judicial branch.The Virginia Plan
It called for the creation of a unicameral national legislature where each state had an equal number of votes
This plan kept the national government weak and the states powerful.
Congress had the power to tax and to regulate foreign and interstate commerce.
It would create executive and judicial branches.The New Jersey Plan
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