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WCMS6 New Nation

Articles of Confederation, US Constitution, & The First Five Presidents

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The Articles of Confederation had a weak ________________ government. national
Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress had no power to ______________________ among the states. tax or regulate commerce (trade)
Under the Articles of Confederation, every state had ___________ vote regardless of population size. one
Under the Articles of Confederation, there was no __________________________ branches. executive or judicial
Under the Articles of Confederation, there was no common ____________________. currency (money)
Who was the president of the Constitutional Convention? George Washington
What decided how many votes each state would have in the Senate and House of Representatives? The Great Compromise
How many states had to vote in favor of the Constitution in order for it to become law? 9 out of 13
What are the three branches of government outlined in the US Constitution? legislative, executive, judicial
Where was the Constitutional Convetion held? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
What is the US Constitution? the supreme law of the United States
What led to the development of the US Constitution? the Articles of Confederation were too weak
What part of the US Constitution provides a written guarantee of individual writes? The Bill of Rights (first 10 amendments)
What branch of government makes the laws? Legislative
What branch of government enforces or carries out the laws? Executive
What branch of government interprets or decides the meaning of the laws? Judicial
Who was president when the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution? George Washington
Who bought the Lousiana Purchase from France? Thomas Jefferson
Who was an African American astronomer and surveyor that helped design Washington, DC? Benjamin Bannaker
The two-party system emerged during this president's administration? John Adams
Who was an African American astronomer and surveyor that helped design Washington, DC? Benjamin Bannaker
The two-party system emerged during this president's administration? John Adams
Who was president during the War of 1812? James Madison
Who was president when the Federal Court System was established? George Washington
Who was the first president to live in the White House? John Adams
Who was president when the Federal Court System was established? George Washington
Who was the first president to live in the White House? John Adams
What makes up congress? The Senate and the House of Represenatives
What branch of the government is made up of the president, vice president, and cabinet? Executive Branch
What was the Monroe Doctrine? It warned Europe not to interfere with the Western Hemisphere
What president was NOT from Virginia? John Adams
What branch of government has the Supreme Court? Judicial Branch
James Monroe : Monroe Doctrine :: James Madison : ___________________ War of 1812
George Washington : established the Federal Court System :: Thomas Jefferson : ___________________ bought the Lousiana Purchase from France
Who explored the Lousiana Purchase? Merriwether Lewis & William Clark
What were the two parties that were created during the emergence of the two-party system? Federalists and Democratic-Republicans (anti-federalists)
What was America's first government? The Articles of Confederation
Who wrote the Bill of Rights? James Madison
What two documents influenced the Bill of Rights? The Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
Congress can impeach the President and the President can veto a bill passed by Congress. These are examples of? Checks and Balances
"Article III: The Judicial Branch." What document states that the Judicial Branch is made up of the Supreme Court? US Constitution
What branch of the government would say, "This is a good bill. I am going to sign this bill and it will become a law"? The Executive Branch
What branch of the government would say, "That law is unconstitutional!"? The Judicial Branch
What branch of the government would say, "We passed a law to cut taxes on everybody by 3 percent"? The Legislative Branch
What event caused European countries to gain respect for the United States? The War of 1812
What branch of government did the Articles of Confederation have? Legislative Branch
Created by: MrsBonini