U.S. Constitution

Aaron Sutton

Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention was a meeting That took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to address problems in governing the United States of America.

The Great Compromise

The Great Compromise also know as Connecticut Compromise was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.

3/5th’s Compromise

An agreement that for every 5 slave is 3 of them would count towards the state.

Checks and balance

By creating three branches of government, which is the Judicial, Legislative, and the Executive. The delegates built a check and balance system into the Constitution. This system was built so that no one branch of our government could become too powerful.

The system of checks and balances is used to keep the government from getting too powerful in one branch.

Electoral College

The United States Electoral College is the institution that officially elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years. The President and Vice President are not elected directly by the voters. Instead, they are elected by electors who are chosen by popular vote on a state by state basis.

Federalists

A person who support the adoption of the U.S. constitution.

Anti-Federalists.

A person who opposed the adoption of the U.S. constitution.