A Revolutionary Nation, 1776–1789

The __________ gave Congress little power beyond that of making war.

According to the law of __________, when a woman married, all her property came under the control of her husband.

The concept of __________, embedded in the Constitution, ensures that state sovereignty is not crushed by an overwhelmingly powerful central government.

__________ led many elite to call for a more powerful central government that would have the power to quell similar popular uprisings.

Montesquieu delineated the idea of the __________ as a way to create a balanced government.

The constitutions that states formed as the Revolution began incorporated the idea of the __________ by creating executive, judiciary, and legislative branches.

The idea of __________ holds that governments are only legitimate if the people consent to them.

Widely republished in newspapers, pamphlets, and books during ratification, the __________ helped generate support for the Constitution.