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Crossword
Description

what date did the British surrender to yorktown? 1781
how many votes did each state have at the time? 1
when was the article of confederation passed? 1777
who was the ablest delegate at the constitution of congress meeting? James Madison
what is it called when a system of government is shared between the states? federalism
how many delegates gathered at he constitution of congress meeting in 1788? 55
what was the name of the government plan that Edward Randolph came up with. The Virginia Plan
what is i called when the people choose representatives to govern them? Republic
how many woodsmen built the wilderness road? 30
how many men marched in shays rebellion? 900
what did some states want to be signed before they signed the constitution? bill of rights
how long did james madison live? 85 years
who was the most respected delegate? George Washingtion
when did the designing process start for the constitution? may 29
what is it called when the civilians choose there representative? republic
who said this quote" united we stand, divided we fall"? silas deane
what was passed in 1785? land of ordinance
how long was the wilderness road? 200 miles
who wrote the bill of rights? George Mason
when was the bill of rights written? 1789

Confederation to Constitution Crossword

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Description

What was the trail into Kentucky that Daniel Boone helped called Wilderness road
Congress agreed that the government should be a what? Republic
The lands later became known as? Northwesterritory
Where was the Constitutional Convention held at? Philadelphia
One of the ablest delegates was? Jamesmadison
The plan for a whole new government became known as? Virginiaplan
What is a system of government which power is shared between the central government and the states called? Federalism
Who is the most influential Virginian aside from Washington? GeorgeMason
The ten amendments to the U.S. became known as the? Billofrights
People who opposed the Constitution were called? Antifederalists

Constitutional Convention Crossword

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Description

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

confederation of constitution Crossword

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Description

The trail into Kentucky that Daniel Boone helped build wilderness road
a group with a certain equality between its members republic
The Continental Congress eventually arrived at a final plan called the ArticleConfederation
the western land soon later became northwest territory
One of the ablest delegates was James Madison
The new government plan became known as Virginia Plan
what called for a legislature with only one house New Jersey Plan
The committee offered the Great Compromise
is a system of government in which power is shared between the central Federalism
Constitution took the name Federalists
the most influential Virginian aside from Washington George Mason
These ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution became known as the Bill of Rights

Articles of Confederation Crossword

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Description

The Bill of Rights idea came from the .... Bill of Rights of 1689 English
Before the Articles of Confederation, each state came up with their own .... Constitutions
Because Massachusetts legislature refused to give debts relief the farmers started the..... Shays's Rebellion
The new states Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota were called... Northwest territory
Maryland became the ....... state to accept the Articles of Confederation thirteenth
Hundreds of soldiers circled the ...... state house where congress was meeting Pennsylvania
This document tells how the Northwest Territory's are to be govern northwest ordinance
The Confederation said the each state would have only ..... vote in Congress one
The first plan of a national government was called: The Articles of.... Confederation
People get to pick the representatives that govern them in a.... republic

The United States Constitution Crossword

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Crossword
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

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

civics terms Crossword

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Crossword
Description

who is in charge of the executive branch? President
How many U.S. Senators are there? one hundred
We elect a President for how many years? four
What is the highest court in the United States? Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court? nine
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President? eighteen
What is the supreme law of the land? Constitution
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? the Bill of Rights
Who approves supreme court justices The senate
The legislative branch is also known as Congress
a group of people that make laws legislature
a written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments charter
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses bicameral
to vote approval of ratify
a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states federalism
the branch of government that carries out laws executive branch
the area of jurisdiction of a federal court of appeals circuit
federal court where trials are held and lawsuits are begun district court
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president Electoral College
a tactic for defeating a bill in the senate by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it filibuster

U.S. Government Crossword

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Description

a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory state
the powers shared by the federal and state governments concurrent powers
the powers that the constitution neither gives to congress nor denies to the states reserved powers
the powers given to Congress rather than to the states delegated powers
people who are chosen to speak and act for their fellow citizens;elected by a state Senators
people who are chosen to speak and act for their fellow citizens; elected by a district Representatives
relating to a crime criminal cases
advisors to the President cabinet
two house legislature bicameral
a case relating to the rights of citizens civil case
interprets laws to see what they mean and whether they are constitutional Judicial Branch
a system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other two checks and balances
a trial where a group of tweleve people listens to the evidence and decides who wins the case jury trial
listed powers for Congress; the great laundry list of congressional chores enumerated powers
the House of Representatives accusing the President of wrongdoing impeach
a group of lawmakers which is divided into 2 smaller groups Congress
action by a President refusing to approve a bill passed by Congress veto
law making branch Legislative Branch
an idea for a law that has been written down bill
more than half majority
executes or carries out laws Executive Branch
less than half minority
there is no jury so the judge gives the verdict bench trial
asking an appellate court to review a case appeal

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

The Constitution and American Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

set of fundamental principles and established precedents for the states and national government to follow Constitution
the government does not have absolute power over the people Constitutionalism
non-elected officials that make decisions unlike elected representatives Bureaucracy
first ten amendments added to the constitution Bill of Rights
when the people rule over the government and its power Democracy
thought of one’s own belief/actions cannot be controlled by another force-unless said actions hinder or hurt another Liberty
representation based off of population of a state and are elected House of Representatives
where each branch of government is separated Separation of Powers
where branches of government are divided and share power to keep the other in check and balance Checks and Balances
when the courts see if an act is constitutional or not Judicial Review
natural rights of life, liberty, and property that the government cannot impede or take away Inalienable Rights
when the states remained sovereign and independent, and the national government had little to no power over the states. Gov could make treaties and alliances, but could not tax Articles of Confederation
idea of devolution, to give back power from the federal gov to the state gov New Federalism
separation of power between the state and national government Federalism
powers shared by the federal and state government Concurrent Powers
Article 8 in the Constitution, limited Congress powers (i.e: lay and collect taxes, to establishing post offices) and created the criteria of laws to be “necessary and proper” Enumerated Powers
laid the groundwork for Judicial review, where the judicial branch reprimanded Congress and created a structurally sound power in the courts Marbury vs Madison
Congress can regulate anything relating to commerce (imports/exports of goods and services) Commerce Clause