Chapter 5. Forming a Government. Warm-up: Define the following words:. Constitution Suffrage Articles of Confederation Ratification Tariffs Interstate commerce Inflation Depression Bicameral Legislature Popular sovereignty Federalism Unicameral Legislature. Legislative branch
Forming a Government
Northwest Ordinance of 1787-established procedures for bringing new states into the Union
Warm-up: You own an orchard in Maryland in the 1780’s. When you sell apples and apple pies in the market, people pay you with paper money. But now the tax collector says you must pay your taxes in gold or silver coins, not paper money. You and the other farmers are furious. Is this the liberty you fought a war for? What would you do to protest these taxes?
-Checks & Balances-powers of gov’t are equal; one can not become too powerful
9 states needed to ratify (pass) the Constitution (NC & Rhode Is. Refused to ratify)
Citizenship and the Constitution
Warm-up: You have just been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. You know that committees do much of the work in Congress. They deal with many different fields such as foreign policy, agriculture, national security, science, and education. You would like to ask for a spot on a committee whose work interest you. Which committee would you ask to serve on and why?