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President of constitutional convention

George washington

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Kept a journal that was record of the convention

James Madison

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Father of the constitution

James Madison

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Wrote the declaration of independence

Thomas Jefferson

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Author of the great compromise

Roger sherman

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Ruled great britian during the revolution

King george III

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First president under the constitution

George washington

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City constitution was written in

Philadelphia

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What said "Establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, secure blessing of liberty..."?

Preamble

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Constitution can be changed by an...

Amendment

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What does "we the people do ordain and establish" mean?

Power of constitutiom comes from the people.

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Federal government cannot...

Control trade within a state

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Delegates wanted to make sure...

Federal governement didn't have too much power

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Pinciple of federalism

Power divided between national and state government

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Constution is a living government because...

It can be amended to change with times

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Bill of Rights gaurantees...

Speedy trial, freedom of speech, due process of law.

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Amended Constitution gives right to vote at age...

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What are the first ten amendments called?

The Bill of Rights

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Constution allows...

Taxation