Unit 1 Government Review Sheet Origins of American Government Vocabulary: Limited Government Representative Government Separation of Powers Unicameral Bicameral Ratification Federalists Anti-Federalists Concepts: 6 Purposes of Government 3 Foundation Concepts of American. Government Landmark English Documents Significance of English Documents Events Leading to Independence Declaration of Independence Big Ideas: Why did the Articles of Confederation fail? Think about the structure of the government, weaknesses of the central government, and problems between the states. The Constitution is sometimes called a “Bundle of Compromises.” Explain the impact of the Connecticut Compromise. Think about the Virginia and New Jersey plans and how our founding fathers solved the conflict. Also, how did the Connecticut Compromise create the conflict of counting slaves? Compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution. What are the major differences? What factor/factors do you think made the Constitution successful while the Articles failed miserably?