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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

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

Compromise of 1850 Crossword

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A senator who opposed Clay's plan Calhoun
Place where Stephen A. Douglas was a president Illinois
Free state california
Place where the heated debate was held congress
Place where Henry Clay was a senator kentucky
President who was against Clay's plan that died unexpectedly taylor
Senator who solved the problem douglas
Vice President who favored the plan that became the president fillmore
Surname of the senator that suggested a compromise in 1850 clay
State that ceded the places which became the recognized territories of New Mexico and Utah texas

The Constitution Crossword

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sets the number of state ratifications necessary in order for the Constitution to take effect and prescribes the method through which the states may ratify it. sevenarticles
Congress can only make laws that the constitution gives them direct authority over strictinterpretation
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation slander
enforce laws executive
provides framework for government in united states states supremelaw
government can’t take property without pay eminentdomain
printed lies libel
stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the nationalsupremecy
first ten amendments billofrights
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods religion
vote of ¾ of the state legislature or special convection ratification
may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislature amendingprocess
amendment one, freedom of speech
makes laws legislative
is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power. popularsovereignty
opening on the constitution preamble
national and state government work together federalism
laws apply to all rule of law
amendment two, the right to bear arms
a jury, normally of twenty-three jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial. grandjury

Unit 4 Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

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Who supported the ratifying of the Constitution? Federalists
What does it mean to approve something? Ratification
This created a bicameral house in Congress Great Compromise
This compromise called for 3 out of 5 slaves for voting Three-Fifths Compromise
Benefited the larger states Virginia Plan
benefited the smaller states New Jersey Plan
What convention was held to revise the government? Constitutional Convention
This rebellion was lead by Daniel Shay Shay's Rebellion
What outlined the expansion of Ohio River Valley territory? Northwest Ordinance
What was the first unsuccessful form of government? Articles of Confederation

4.1 Crossword Articles of Confederation

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form of a government in which officials are elected by people republic
A lawmaking body made up of a single house unicameral legislature
a lawmaking body made up of two houses bicameral legislature
The original constitution drafted by the Continental Congress in 1777 Articles of Confederation
Congress that designed a loose confederation of 13 states John Dickinson
National government that compromised a congress of delegates chosen by state legislatures federal
A vast territory north of the Ohio River & west of the Pennsylvania as far as the Mississippi River Northwest Territory
A law which designed a system for managing & settling lands in the Northwest Territory Land Ordinance of 1785
A law which provided a basis for governing the Northwest Territory Northwest Ordinance of 1787
A farmers rebellion of Daniel Shay's against higher taxes in Massachusetts Shay's Rebellion

Age Of Jackson Crossword

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What lawmakers began expanding voting rights Western
Public meeting to select the parties presidential and Vice Presidential candidates Nominating conventions
Jackson’s supporters were mostly frontier settlers, southern slave holders and... Farmers
People believed that what between Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams had stolen the 1824 election Corrupt bargain
People who got together to make sure Jackson won Democratic Party
Who was Andrew Jackson’s Vice President John Calhoun
To win, Jackson described himself as a War hero
He rewarded some of his supporters with government jobs known as Spoils system
The dispute between the state and federal governments Nullification crisis
Congress passed a tariff with very high rates which they called the tariff of Abomination
After Van Buren’s presidency, the country expirenced a financial crisis called the Panic of 1837

Constitution Word Search

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Chapter 8 Section 2~3 Delegetes Crossword

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was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States (President of teh Constitutional Convention) George Washington
Lent his wit and wisdom toward the convention; oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin
Representing Virginia, became the chief recorder of information (took notes and read books based on government for meeting; how we know the information about the Constitutional Convention in present day) Known as the "Father of the Constitution" James Madison
In 1777, Hamilton became General George Washington's assistant, in 1788, he convinced New Yorkers to agree to ratify the U.S Constitution; present through the signing of the Constitution *(Alexander ...) Hamilton
Caused the Bill of Rights to be adopted as part of the U.S. Constitution, famous for his saying “Give me liberty or give me death”; Virginia Patriot who called for independence *(Patrick ...) Henry
A Virginia delegate elected to the Second Continental Congress who wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776 Thomas Jefferson
Appointed as a Massachusetts delegate/representative to the Continental Congress until 1781, and a passionate advocate of independence from Britain; in 1776, as a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence Samuel Adams
A Massachusetts Patriot who helped write the Declaration of Independence and attended the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia as a Massachusetts delegate John Adams
A drafter and signer of the Declaration of Independence; longtime member of the Continental Congress, helped to draw up the Articles of Confederation, and served as one of the most important members of the Constitutional Convention in 1787,also, one of the strongest proponents of the new Constitution; dubbed the Great Compromise *(Roger ...) Sherman
a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, where, he proved to be vastly influential in the composition of the Constitution; rallied against ratification of the final draft of the U.S. Constitution; an American patriot who participated in the American Revolution and the Constitutional Convention and who was influential in penning the Bill of Rights *(George ...) Mason

Constitution Word Search

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