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US Constitution

Who presided over the Constitutional Convention? George Washington
What was the first set of laws in the US? Articles of Confederation
Who wrote the Virginia Plan James Madison
Who supported the New Jersey Plan? Small states
The three-fifths compromise addressed which people? slaves
What are the first ten amendments called? The Bill of Rights
How many houses are in Congress? Two
How many branches of government do we have? Three
This group of people supported the Constitution. Federalist
This group of people wanted a small national government. Anti-Federalist
This system helps elects the president and vice president. Electoral College
What tells why the Constitution was written? The Preamble
How many amendments are in the US Constitution? 27
How many articles are in the US Constitution? 7
What allows Congress to make laws that are needed to help our country? (example: Patriot Act 2001) Necessary and Proper Clause
What court has the final say on interpreting the Constitution? Supreme Court
What type of government do we have in the US? Republic
What type of democracy do we follow in the United States? Representative
What is the idea of the power lies with the people? Popular Sovereignty
The idea that the law applies to everyone. Rule of Law
Authority to split the power among the three branches of government. Separation of Powers
Each branch of government is able to check on the other branches. Checks and Balances
Powers for the federal government. Enumerated
Powers shared by the federal and state governments. Concurrent
Powers just for the state government Reserved
What city did the Constitutional Convention take place? Philadelphia
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