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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

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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

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Articles of Confederation Crossword

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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

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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

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The Articles of Confederation Word Search

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congress
rebellion
federalism
Great Compromise
New Jersey plan
Virginia plan
daniel shays
land ordinance
ratification
confederation
articles
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constitution
english bill of rights
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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

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Federalist Era Crossword Bonus

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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

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The Articles of Confederation Crossword

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the right to vote suffrage
a set of basic principles and laws that states the powers and duties of the government constitution
official approval ratification
set up a system for surveying and dividing western lands The Ordinance of 1785
was organized to create a national government Second Continental Congress
this document made the King subject to law Magna Carta
a philosophical movement that emphasized the use of reason to examine old ideas Enlightenment
the oldest state constitution still in effect Massachusetts constitution
this state allowed women to vote when it first joined the United States New Jersey
the only way to achieve liberty was through the separatio of governmental powers Montesquieu
a social contract existed between rulers and the people they ruled Locke
Under________only free white men that owned property could vote British rule
The new national constitution Articles of Confederation
created a system for bringing in new states to the Union Northwest Ordinance of 1787
_________________ was banned in the Northwest Territory slavery
Under the Articles of Confederation there was no___________________ president
he believed in religious freedom Thomas Jefferson

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U.S. History Unit 4 Crossword

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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

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constitution Word Search

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articles of confederation
Bicameral
charter colonies
checks and balances
English bill of right
Federalists
first continetal
Framers
Great compromise
Magna carter
New England Confedration
New jersey plan
Northwest ordinance
Petition right
ratified
royal colonies
rule of law
second continental
separation of powers
shays rebellion
Stamp Act
Three fifths compromise
veto
virginia declaration
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History Crossword

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Road to Kentucky. Wilderness Road
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives. Republic
______ of Confederation (ratified in 1781). Articles
____ Ordinance of 1785. Land
_________ Territory (West of Pennsylvania to Ohio River). Northwest
An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States. northwest ordinance
A series of protests in 1786 and 1787 by American farmers against state and local enforcement of tax collections and judgments for debt. SHAYS REBELLION
Constitutional _________ (took place in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787). convention
The 4th President. james madison
A proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch. Virginia plan
A proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson. new jersey plan
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. great compromise
_____ _____ Compromise (the population of slaves would be counted as three-fifths in total when apportioning Representatives). Three fifths
The federal principle or system of government. federalism
The supporters of the proposed Constitution called themselves ___________. federalists
A movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government. antifederalist
The Federalist ______ (a collection of 85 articles and essays). papers
_______ Mason ( a Virginia planter, politician, and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of three men who refused to sign). George
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. bill of rights

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