Is an implied contract between gonvernment and citizens.
-it states that people agree to give up certain freedoms and empower government to maintain order.
Was the original body of laws governing the US.
-This document failed because it did not give enough power to the federal government.
Was created in 1787 when s delegation met in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation.
-they proposed a federal government made up of three branches:
1. legislative branch- to make the laws .
2. executive branch - to enforce the laws.
3. judicial branch -to make sure that the laws were administered fairly.
Established a legislative branch with two houses...
-House of Representatives
Stated that each slave would count as "three fifths of a person"
Ex. for every five slaves, a state would be credited for having three people.