ABCDEcivic virtuethree-fifthscompromiseNew Jersey PlanrepublicanmotherhoodAntifederalistsVirginia PlanLand Ordinance of1785Patrick HenryLord SheffieldDisestablishOld NorthwestVirginia Statute forReligiousFreedomNorthwestOrdinanceGreatCompromiseArticles of Confederationcommon lawSociety of theCincinnatiDaniel ShaysFederalistscivil law:Shays’s RebellionThe FederalistA. COLUMNcivic virtueWillingness on the part of citizens to sacrifice personal self-interestfor the public good. Deemed a necessary component of a successful republic.Virginia Plan"Large state" proposal for the new constitution,calling for proportional representation in both houses of a bicameral Congress. The plan favored larger states and thus prompted smallerstates to come back with their own plan for apportioning representation.common lawLaws that originate from court rulings and customs, as opposed to legislative statutes. The United States Constitution grew out of the Anglo-American common law tradition and thus provided only a general organizational framework for the new federal government.Shays’s RebellionUprising of Virginia backcountry farmersand indentured servants led by planter Nathaniel Bacon; initially a response to Governor William Berkeley's refusal to protect backcountry settlersfrom Indian attacks, the rebellion eventually grew into a broader conflict between impoverished settlers and the planter elite.