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Challenges of a New Nation


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amendment
a change that is made to a law or legal document
Bill of Rights
(1689): No law could be suspended by the king; no taxes or army without Parliament's consent; no subject could be arrested or detained without legal process
compromise
to agree to accept something that is not exactly what you wanted or to reach a decision everyone can agree with
Constitution
a plan for government
Constitutional Convention
a meeting in Philadelphia where leaders worked on the writing of the constitution of the United States
Courage
bravery
Cumberland Gap
a path settlers used to easily cross the Appalachian Mountains
freedom of press
the right to print all news that is true
freedom of religion
the right to worship as a person chooses
Great Compromise
Roger Sherman's suggestion that the states with the largest populations send the most representatives to the House of Representatives but each state have the same number of representatives in the Senate.
Honesty
truthfulness
Patriotism
the love of one's country
Ratify
to accept
Republic
a government in which the citizens elect leaders to represent them.
statute
a rule or a law
Territory
land ruled by a national government but which has no representatives in the government
Trustworthiness
being reliable and able to be trusted
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