Constitutional Convention Crossword

Delegate to the Constitutional Convention from the state of Virginia; a leader in the fight against ratification who refused to sign the Constitution because it did not include a bill of rights.
Famous scientist and statesman; delegate from the state of Pennsylvania who lent his wit and wisdom to the Convention.
Delegate from Virginia who was the first recognized speaker at the Convention; he is credited with proposing the Virginia Plan.
Delegate from the state of New Jersey at the Convention who presented an alternative to the Virginia Plan that came to called the New Jersey Plan.
Delegate to the Convention from the state of New York he is credited with writing many of The Federalist Papers essays in 1788.
Delegate from Virginia who came out of retirement and was chosen as the president of the Convention.
Delegate who was elected in Virginia to attend the Convention but refused; he led the fight as an Anti-Federalist and would not vote for ratification of the Constitution unless it included a bill of rights. "He said he smell a rat in Philadelphia tending toward monarchy"
Chosen as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Confederation Congress; he wrote some of The Federalist Papers.
Delegate from the state of Connecticut at the Convention who proposed the Great Compromise, which became the basis for the first 3 articles of the Constitution.
Massachusetts farmer who led a failed rebellion on a federal arsenal in an attempt to provide debt relief to farmers in his state.
Delegate from Virginia at the Convention who took thorough notes of the convention’s proceedings, his notes are the most detailed picture of what took place; he did most of the actual writing of the Constitution and is often referred to as the “Father of the Constitution.”

Origins of American Government Crossword

Origins of American Government Crossword

Consisting of two houses
A charter agreed to by King John of England that granted nobles certain rights and restricted the King's powers
A colony that was based on a grant of land by the English monarch to a proprietor, or owner, in exchange for a yearly payment
Colonies based on a grant of land by the British crown to a company or a group of settlers
An alliance formed in 1643 by the Plymouth, Connecticut, Massachussetts Bay, and New Haven colonies in order to defend themselves from threats posed by Native Americans and by settlers from near by Dutch colonies
First Plan for uniting the colonies, proposed by Benjamin Franklin
Law passed by English parliament that required a government tax stamp on paper goods and all legal documents
A meeting of colonial delegates in Philidelphia to decide how to respond to the abuses of authority by the British government
A declaration of citizen's rights issued by the Virginia Convention
The document that created the first central government for the United States. It was replaced by the Constitution in 1789
Formally approved
Legislation passed by Congress to establish a plan for settling the North West territory
Delegates of Constitutional Convention who developed the framework for the government and wrote the Constitution
The plan for government in which the national government would have supreme power and a legislative branch would have two houses with represenatives determined by state population
A proposal to create a unicameral legislature with equal representation of states instead or representation by population
An agreement worked out at the Constitutional Convention established that a states population would determine representation in the lower house of legislature, while each state would have equal representation in the upper house
Group of people who supported the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and a strong national government
Group of people who opposed the adoption of the Constitution
The pen name that the framers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay used when writing the Federalist Papers
The first ten ammendments to the U.S. Constitution concerning basic individual liberties

Constitution Word Search

Constitution Word Search
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Articles of Confederation
Legislative Branch
Check and Balances
Independence Hall
Executive Branch
Thomas Jefferson
Judicial Review
Judicial Branch
New Jersey Plan
Bill of Rights
Virginia Plan
Supreme Court
James Madison

Constitutional Convention Word Search

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George Washington
Gouverneur Morris
New Jersey Plan
Bill of Rights
Virginia Plan

U.S. History Unit 4 Crossword

U.S. History Unit 4 Crossword

A loose alliance of states with similar interests
The name of the lawmaking body of the US government
The US government's inability to impose ____ caused it to have major financial issues early in its existence
The city where the Founding Fathers met to revise the Articles of Confederation
A region of land that is not a state but is designated by Congress and led by a governor
The land between Canada, the Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the original 13 states (____ Territory)
Agreement which caused the US to gain the rest of the land east of the Mississippi River
Law which created guidelines for how to divide up the new land controlled by the US after the Revolutionary War
1787 law which created guidelines for how new states would be admitted to the union
Number of citizens needed for a territory to apply to become a state
This practice was banned by Congress in the northern part of the territory gained from Britain
Under the Articles, states had the ability to print their own ____, creating a lot of confusion and trade issues
Last name of a Massachusetts farmer who led a rebellion against the local government
Congress called a ______ to discuss revising the Articles of Confederation
Term for a person sent to represent their state at the gathering to revise the Articles
Building where the new Constitution was created (_____ Hall)
President of the Constitutional Convention (last name only)
Oldest member of the Constitutional Convention (last name only)
"Father of the Constitution" (last name only)
The convention was bound by the rule of ____ to keep private all information about what they were doing
A form of government with elected representatives who rule
Time period of rational and informed thinking in Europe which influenced the Founding Fathers ideas on government
A written plan that provides the basic framework of government
branch of government which makes laws
branch of government which enforces laws
Branch of government which interprets laws
Plan in which Congressional representation would be based on the population size of each state
Plan in which Congressional representation would be equal for all states
Man who proposed finding a middle ground on the issue of how many representatives each state should get (last name only)
Name for a middle ground agreement in which there are two houses of Congress, one based on population size and one with an equal number of representatives for all states
Name of the part of Congress in which each state gets two representatives
Part of Congress in which the number of representatives for each state is based on population size (____ of Representatives
Group of people about which there was disagreement over how to count them towards a state's population
The framers decided to compromise by counting every 5 slaves living in a state as ___ people (spell out the #)
In order to satisfy southern states, Congress was forbidden from interfering with this for 20 years
System in which the president is chosen by a group of specially chosen voters from each state
To formally approve a plan or agreement
Number of states needed to formally approve the Constitution
Supporters of the new Constitution and its strong central government
Term for a system of government in which power is divided among different levels of government
Author of a large majority of the Federalist Papers (last name only)
Name for the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, designed to satisfy those who feared the new federal government could trample the rights of individuals
Title of the chief executive of the US government
Term for people who did not support the Constitution because it created too strong of a central government

Chapter 8: Confederation to Constitution Crossword

Chapter 8: Confederation to Constitution Crossword

_____ is a act of official confirmation
______ is a place where weapons are stored
_______ was lands narrowest of the Appalachians, covered by the Land Ordinance of 1785
_______ was an impose or raise of tax
_______ is a country or nation in which people elect representatives to govern
these people helped create the U.S. Consitution
_____ was a proposal for a legislature in which each state would have one vote
_____ was a prominent adviser to the Constitutional Convention
____ is the government department that interprets laws
______ is the government department that makes laws
_______ are the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution
_________ is an addition to a document
__________ were people who supported ratification of the Constitution
_____________ is a system in which more than one half of a group holds the power to make decisions binding the entire group
__________ is a system of government in which power is shared between the national (or federal) government and the states

Unit 4 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Unit 4 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Who supported the ratifying of the Constitution?
What does it mean to approve something?
This created a bicameral house in Congress
This compromise called for 3 out of 5 slaves for voting
Benefited the larger states
benefited the smaller states
What convention was held to revise the government?
This rebellion was lead by Daniel Shay
What outlined the expansion of Ohio River Valley territory?
What was the first unsuccessful form of government?

Creating the Constitution Vocabulary Crossword

Creating the Constitution Vocabulary Crossword

The person who runs the government and sees that the laws are carried out
A document stating the rules under which a government will operat
A delegate from Pennsylvania who warned against shutting the people out of the process of choosing new members for the two houses
A period when business activity slows, prices and wages drop, and unemployment rises
To approve
A delegate from Connecticut who said the people, "should have as little to do" with the selection process as possible
A gifted writer who was responsible for writing the Preamble of the Constitution
Led an uprising of 1000 Massachusetts farmers
An agreement in which each side gives up part of what it wants
A leading Antifederalist
Consists of a system of courts to interpret the law
The other person who published the Federalist Papers with one other person
One out of two who published the Federalist Papers
Influential delegate of Virginia who took careful notes on the constitutional convention

History Crossword

History Crossword

Road to Kentucky.
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives.
______ of Confederation (ratified in 1781).
____ Ordinance of 1785.
_________ Territory (West of Pennsylvania to Ohio River).
An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States.
A series of protests in 1786 and 1787 by American farmers against state and local enforcement of tax collections and judgments for debt.
Constitutional _________ (took place in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787).
The 4th President.
A proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch.
A proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson.
An agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.
_____ _____ Compromise (the population of slaves would be counted as three-fifths in total when apportioning Representatives).
The federal principle or system of government.
The supporters of the proposed Constitution called themselves ___________.
A movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government.
The Federalist ______ (a collection of 85 articles and essays).
_______ Mason ( a Virginia planter, politician, and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of three men who refused to sign).
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.

A more perfect union Crossword

A more perfect union Crossword

Document stating how a government will operate
Government between central and constituent units
Three step process for new states
farmer uprising that showed governments were too weak
Meeting that threw out articles of consititution
First written plan
Represents the sate
Interprets laws
Makes laws
enforces laws
plan that set up to houses
plan for one house legislative branch
compromise for slave counts
favor national governemnt
federalists who were against consitution
believed common people made decsions
framer from pennsylvania
president of convention
"Father of constitution"
limits power of other branches
a change

Unit 9: The Federalist Era Crossword

Unit 9: The Federalist Era Crossword

Jefferson & Madison led this political party which liked limited government.
When a president refuses a request by Congress for information
A crisis or rebellion caused by Hamilton’s new taxes which Washington used force to end
Where Anthony Wayne defeated Native Americans leading to the Treaty of Greenville.
Belief that states gave federal gov’t its’ power.
Concept that a state can repeal or overturn laws they feel are unconstitutional.
Taking Americans and making them serve in the Royal Navy.
Adams & Hamilton led this political party which favored a strong federal government
Washington warned people about political factions & foreign entanglements in this Address.
Precedent set by Washington of giving a speech or address upon being sworn in.
Washington’s policy to stay out of other countries conflicts or entanglements
Statements made by Virginia and Kentucky suggesting states could nullify or overturn rules they felt unconstitutional.
The kind of powers that Federalists felt was granted by the Constitution.
Things George did that became examples for others to follow.
Department heads who serve as advisors to a president.
His popular treaty re-opened the Mississippi & settled the border with Spain.
His treaty with England didn’t end impressment & wasn’t popular.
French diplomats demand bribe just to talk.
Secretary of the Treasury with plan to repay debts.
2nd President of the United States
3rd President of the United States