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The First President of the USA George Washington
The first amendment's main point Speech
How many states signed the Articles Fourteen
Who was the first state to ratify Virginia
What race was Hamilton's mother British West Indian
How many children did Hamilton father eight
The Virginia plan included bigger states, more what Votes
Where did the Constitutional Convention take place Philadelphia
Maryland wouldn't ratify until 2... later years
The 8th amendment says no one will get severe, what Punishments

Constitutional Convention Crossword

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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. George Mason
Famous scientist and statesman; delegate from the state of Pennsylvania who lent his wit and wisdom to the Convention. Benjamin Franklin
Delegate from Virginia who was the first recognized speaker at the Convention; he is credited with proposing the Virginia Plan. Edmund Randolph
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. William Paterson
Delegate to the Convention from the state of New York he is credited with writing many of The Federalist Papers essays in 1788. Alexander Hamilton
Delegate from Virginia who came out of retirement and was chosen as the president of the Convention. George Washington
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" Patrick Henry
Chosen as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Confederation Congress; he wrote some of The Federalist Papers. John Jay
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. Roger Sherman
Massachusetts farmer who led a failed rebellion on a federal arsenal in an attempt to provide debt relief to farmers in his state. Daniel Shays
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.” James Madison

Constitution Word Search

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Articles of Confederation
Judicial Review
Amendment
Ratify
Supreme Court
Judicial Branch
Legislative Branch
Executive Branch
Republican
Democrat
Bill of Rights
Thomas Jefferson
Constitution
AntiFederalists
Federalists
Check and Balances
Articles
Preamble
James Madison
Independence Hall
Delegates
New Jersey Plan
Virginia Plan
Philadelphia
Convention
RevolutionaryWar

Federalist Era Crossword Bonus

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Crossword
Description

Who was the first Chief Justice of the Surpream Court? John Jay
Happens every ten years to count the population that decided how many representatives a state receives? census
Who was Washington's Treasurer? Alexander Hamilton
The colonists realized that the Articles of Confederation were what? flawed
These had to be in the constitution for some states to ratify it? Bill of Rights
A deal made between Hamilton and Madison that gave the national government the consumption of the state debt and moved the capitol south. Capitol Deal
A compromise between the Virginia and New Jersey Plans. Great compromise
Washington made a no note policy at this convention. Constitutional Convention
Hamilton used the ____________________ when he wanted a national bank. elastic clause
There was a peaceful transfer of power when Jefferson became President. What was it called? Revolution of 1800
The ______________ college elected the President and Vice President. Electoral
There were 85 of these written by Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton. Federalist Essays
Who did we not sign a treaty with? France
Who set a lot of precedents for the future of the U.S. government? Washington
Who was Washington's Secretary of State? Thomas Jefferson
Who was Washington's Secretary of War? Henry Knox
Who was Washington's Attorney General? Edmund Randolph
Treaty that was not popular and signed with Great Britain. Jay's Treaty
Treaty that was popular and signed with Spain. Pinckney's Treaty
who was the second President? John Adams
What created all the courts? Judiciary Act of 1789
Land Ordinance of 1785 split land up into ____________. Townships
The National Government watched this rebellion. Shays
The National Goverment stopped this rebellion. Whiskey
What gave the Federalist a power boost? XYZ affair

The United States Constitution Crossword

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Description

How many documents make up the Constitution? Three
Who meets at the Constitutional Convention? Delegates
What month was the Constitution signed? September
Who was the first President of the United States? Washington
What is the written plan of government? Constitution
People have the ______ to a speedy trial? Right
____________of Religion Freedom
What is an additional change to the Constitution called? Amendment
What is the high crime in Article III of the Constitution? Treason
_____________need to be 30 years old and an US citizen for 9 years? Senators
Number of articles in the original Constitution? Seven
Number of states needed to ratify the Constitution? Nine
What branch of government is headed by the President? Executive
Number of years a Senator is appointed? Six
What branch of government has 100 members per state? Senate
Introduction into the Constitution is called? Preamble
Who can implement tax? Congress
___________is also known as a Representative Democracy? Republic
Which branch of government hears cases regarding the Constitution? Judicial
One thing citizens of the U.S. should do? Vote
The 13th Amendment forbids? Slavery
Proposal for a new law is called? Bill
This Amendment made alcohol illegal? Eighteen
The official legal process to become a citizens of the U.S.? Naturalization
What Amendment deals with Freedom of the Press? First

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

This Article states that the Constiution is the "Supreme Law of the Land" Six
The first 10 Amendments of the Constitution BillofRights
A major source of income for the government incometax
the introduction to the Constitution preamble
changes made to the Constitution Amendments
This Article outlines how laws are made one
This Article says that 9 states must ratify the Constitution Seven
This Article explains how Amendments are made Five
This Article outlines the responsibilities of our President Two
This Article describes the branch of the government that is responsible for "interpreting the law" Three
There are Seven of these in the Constitution Articles
The branch of government that houses the President and Vice-President Executive
The branch of government that houses the Supreme Court Judicial
The branch of government that houses Congress Legislative

Constitution Word Search

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Senate
John Adams
James Madison
Gouveneur Morris
Alexander Hamilton
George Washington
Benjamin Franklin
Three Fifths Compromise
Roger Sherman
Great Compromise
Judicial
Legislative
Executive
Virginia Plan
New Jersey Plan
Compromise
Constitutional Convention
Constitution
Principle
Preamble
Amendment
Articles of Confederation

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

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Description

Law-making Branch LEGISLATIVE
Law-enforcing Branch EXECUTIVE
Law-interpreting Branch JUDICIAL
In Congress, 1 of 100 SENATOR
First 10 Amendments BILLOFRIGHTS
1st says: say what you want (2 wds.) FREESPEECH
2nd says: right to ___ (2 wds.) BEARARMS
Law of the Land CONSTITUTION
3rd says: they can't stay SOLDIERS
Half of Congress: 1 of 3 HOUSE
Half of Congress: 2 of 3 OF
Half of Congress: 3 of 3 REPRESENTATIVES
Before it alaw BILL
Change to the Constitution AMENDMENT
Simply, doc to search your stuff WARRANT
5th says: right to remain __ SILENT
Type of court for 6th CRIMINAL
Type of court for 7th CIVIL
President of the Senate VICEPRESIDENT
Powers given to the fed. gvmnt. ENUMERATED
Powers given to the States RESERVED
8th says: no unusual __ PUNISHMENT
Gvmt. pay for what they take away (2 wds.) EMINENTDOMAIN
Intro to Constitution PREAMBLE
"...provide for the common __" DEFENSE
"...secure the blessings of __" LIBERTY
"1st Constitution"? ARTICLES
Chief Executive; commander-in-Chief, ... PRESIDENT
"People Rule": 1 of 2 POPULAR
Principle of shared power between fed gvmt & states FEDERALISM
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 1 of 2 JUDICIAL
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 2 of 2 REVIEW
Full Faith and __ CREDIT
__ & Proper: The Elastic Clause NECESSARY
Powers shared by nat. & state gvmts. CONCURRENT
To approve an Amendment RATIFY
The R of RAPPS RELIGION
6th says: right to a __ LAWYER
__ Clause: nothing higher than Constitution SUPREMACY
"People Rule": 2 of 2 SOVEREIGNTY

Origins of American Government Crossword

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Description

Consisting of two houses Bicameral
A charter agreed to by King John of England that granted nobles certain rights and restricted the King's powers Magna Carta
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 Proprietary Colony
Colonies based on a grant of land by the British crown to a company or a group of settlers Charter Colonies
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 New England Confederation
First Plan for uniting the colonies, proposed by Benjamin Franklin Albany Plan of Union
Law passed by English parliament that required a government tax stamp on paper goods and all legal documents Stamp Act
A meeting of colonial delegates in Philidelphia to decide how to respond to the abuses of authority by the British government First Continental Congress
A declaration of citizen's rights issued by the Virginia Convention Virginia Declaration of Rights
The document that created the first central government for the United States. It was replaced by the Constitution in 1789 Articles of Confederation
Formally approved Ratified
Legislation passed by Congress to establish a plan for settling the North West territory Northwest Ordinance
Delegates of Constitutional Convention who developed the framework for the government and wrote the Constitution Framers
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 Virginia Plan
A proposal to create a unicameral legislature with equal representation of states instead or representation by population New Jersey Plan
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 Great Compromise
Group of people who supported the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and a strong national government Federalist
Group of people who opposed the adoption of the Constitution Anti-Federalists
The pen name that the framers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay used when writing the Federalist Papers Publius
The first ten ammendments to the U.S. Constitution concerning basic individual liberties Bill of Rights

U.S. History Unit 4 Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A loose alliance of states with similar interests Confederation
The name of the lawmaking body of the US government Congress
The US government's inability to impose ____ caused it to have major financial issues early in its existence taxes
The city where the Founding Fathers met to revise the Articles of Confederation Philadelphia
A region of land that is not a state but is designated by Congress and led by a governor territory
The land between Canada, the Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the original 13 states (____ Territory) Northwest
Agreement which caused the US to gain the rest of the land east of the Mississippi River Treaty of Paris
Law which created guidelines for how to divide up the new land controlled by the US after the Revolutionary War Land Ordinance
1787 law which created guidelines for how new states would be admitted to the union Northwest Ordinance
Number of citizens needed for a territory to apply to become a state 6OOOO
This practice was banned by Congress in the northern part of the territory gained from Britain slavery
Under the Articles, states had the ability to print their own ____, creating a lot of confusion and trade issues money
Last name of a Massachusetts farmer who led a rebellion against the local government Shays
Congress called a ______ to discuss revising the Articles of Confederation convention
Term for a person sent to represent their state at the gathering to revise the Articles delegate
Building where the new Constitution was created (_____ Hall) Independence
President of the Constitutional Convention (last name only) Washington
Oldest member of the Constitutional Convention (last name only) Franklin
"Father of the Constitution" (last name only) Madison
The convention was bound by the rule of ____ to keep private all information about what they were doing secrecy
A form of government with elected representatives who rule Republic
Time period of rational and informed thinking in Europe which influenced the Founding Fathers ideas on government Enlightenment
A written plan that provides the basic framework of government constitution
branch of government which makes laws legislative
branch of government which enforces laws executive
Branch of government which interprets laws judicial
Plan in which Congressional representation would be based on the population size of each state Virginia Plan
Plan in which Congressional representation would be equal for all states New Jersey Plan
Man who proposed finding a middle ground on the issue of how many representatives each state should get (last name only) Sherman
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 Great Compromise
Name of the part of Congress in which each state gets two representatives Senate
Part of Congress in which the number of representatives for each state is based on population size (____ of Representatives House
Group of people about which there was disagreement over how to count them towards a state's population slaves
The framers decided to compromise by counting every 5 slaves living in a state as ___ people (spell out the #) three
In order to satisfy southern states, Congress was forbidden from interfering with this for 20 years slave trade
System in which the president is chosen by a group of specially chosen voters from each state Electoral College
To formally approve a plan or agreement ratify
Number of states needed to formally approve the Constitution nine
Supporters of the new Constitution and its strong central government Federalists
Term for a system of government in which power is divided among different levels of government Federalism
Author of a large majority of the Federalist Papers (last name only) Hamilton
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 Bill of Rights
Title of the chief executive of the US government President
Term for people who did not support the Constitution because it created too strong of a central government Anti-Federalists

Unit 1 Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The legal process in which a fugitive from justice in one state is returned to the state where they were charged Extradition
Powers held by the Federal and State governments are called the ____ powers Concurrent
Examples of these powers are to coin money, tax, and regulate foreign trade Expressed
Where the Constitutional Convention met Philadelphia
The division of power between a central government and several regional governments Federalism
Article 1, Section 8, clause 18, is known as the ____ clause Elastic
The first ten amendments BillOfRights
The branch which is considered the "umpire" of the federal system Judicial
The power of the courts to declare government actions as unconstitutional JudicialReview
Has the power to veto President
The crime of attempting to overthrow the government by force Sedition
These change the words of the constitution Amendments
These are immigrants who came to the United States Aliens
"No taxation without representation" was directed at the _____ British
What was the minimum number of states needed to ratify the contitution Nine