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remain independent federal
replace by constitution article of confederation
founding father of U.S alexander hamiliton
legislative branch Virginia plan
constitution convention new jersey plan
everyone has them bill of rights
equal checks &balance
3 branches limited government
organization to be governed constitution
sign or given formal consent ratification

Constitution Word Search

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The Articles of Confederation Word Search

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Origins of American Government Crossword

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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

Chapter 8: Confederation to Constitution Crossword

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

The Constitution Crossword

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Division of power between the national and state governments Federalism
First 10 amendments of the U.S. constitution Bill of Rights
Branch of government responsible for making and passing laws Legislative
Branch of government that carries out the laws Executive
Branch of government that interprets the law Judicial
A change to the constitution Amendment
Written in the constitution, tells the goals and purposes of government Preamble
The men who came up with and drafted the constitution founding fathers
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by larger states Virginia plan
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by smaller states New Jersey plan
Head of executive branch President
The process of granting a foreigner citizenship Naturalization
Power of the president to sign any bill into law Ratify
Gives congress the right to carry out any law deemed necessary and proper Elastic clause
2 house legislature Bicameral
Mutual restraint among the various branches of government Checks and balances
States the constitution is the greatest law of the land supremacy clause
A person who is a member of the nation by birth or naturalization and are entitled to full rights citizen
Going against the constitution unconstitutional
Body of electors who formally elect the U.S. president and vice president Electoral college
Wanted a strong central government Federalists
Wanted more power for the states and less for government Antifederalists

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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The Constitution and American Government Crossword

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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

Foundations of American Government Crossword

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The governing body of a nation, state, or community government
A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed. constitution
government by a dictator dictatorship
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives: democracy
A nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government state
Supreme power or authority sovereign
A form of government in which the powers of all provincial and local governments are specified by a single national government. unitary government
pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states, as in federal government; federal system. federal government
the principle that sovereignty should be divided between the federal government and the states especially as expressed by the Constitution of the U.S. division of powers
the principle that the greater number should exercise greater power. majority rule
freedom of private business to organize and operate for profit in a competitive system without interference by government beyond regulation necessary to protect public interest and keep the national economy in balance free enterprise system
the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US constitution in 1789 Articles of Confederation
To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm: ratification
a compromise reached between the northern and southern states of the U.S. in 1787. Three-Fifths Compromise
a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people popular sovereignty
Government. restricted with reference to governing powers by limitations prescribed in laws and in a constitution, as in limited monarchy; limited government. limited government
the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government. separation of powers
counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups. checks and balances
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body veto
a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional judicial review
a often capitalized :the distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent federalism
a :the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure rights that were granted by amendment of the Constitution amendment
a formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of the United States, incorporated in the Constitution as Amendments 1–10, and in all state constitutions. Bill of Rights
powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in expressed powers
a power that is not specifically authorized in writing, but is assumed because of similar powers which have already been granted in writing implied powers
The clause in United States Constitution’s Article VI, stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the “supreme law of the land.” Chief Justice John Marshall interpreted the clause to mean that the states may not interfere with the functioning of the federal government and that federal law prevails over an inconsistent state law. Supremacy Clause
Any of several agreements, comparable to treaties, between states of the United States interstate compact

Foundations of the U.S. Government Word Search

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