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Unit 5 Les 1-3

New Nation, Industrial Revolution

What was the first plan of government for America? Articles of Confederation
What did each state print for itself that caused problems? money
What could the government NOT collect under the Articles of Confederation? taxes
Who could the government NOT pay under the Articles of Confederation? lawmakers and soldiers
What was written after the Articles of Confederation because they were so weak? Constitution
Who is known was the "Father of the Constitution?" James Madison
What does the federal system mean? national and state governments share powers
What are the first three words of the Constitution? We the people
Who are the members of the Legislative branch? Congress
Who are the members of the Executive branch? President and his Cabinet
Who are the members of the Judicial branch? Supreme Court and judges
What is the main role of the President? to lead the military and enforce laws
What is the main role of Congress? to make laws
What is the main role of courts and judges? to make sure laws are fair
Who can veto or sign bills into laws? President
Who approves Supreme Court members chosen by the President? Congress
Who decides if laws take away people's rights? Supreme Court
What does the Bill of Rights do? guarantees liberties by the government to the people
What are amendments? changes made to the Constitution
What are the first 10 amendments called? Bill of Rights
Who was the first president of the U.S.? George Washington
Who helped cut a trail through the Appalachians so Americans could move west? Daniel Boone
How much did America pay for the Louisiana Territory from France? $15 million
What was the Louisiana Purchase? when America bought the Louisiana Territory from France
Who did Jefferson choose to explore the Louisiana Territory? Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
What city is known as the "Gateway to the West?" St. Louis
Who joined Lewis and Clark on their journey as a guide and interpreter? Sacagawea
Created by: murphannie