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Start of the Constitutional Convention

1787

2

What branch is Congress a part of?

Legislative Branch

3

When was the Bill of Rights added?

1791

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What branch is the Supreme Court a part of?

Judicial branch

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When was the constitution approved?

1790

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One-house Congress

Unicameral

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Who helped the Federalists get the constitution ratified?

George Washington

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Who was barred from the Constitutional Convention?

Sam Adams

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Who was the author of the Bill of Rights?

James Madison

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Two-house Congress

Bicameral

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Author of the Federalist Papers who was killed in a gun fight

Alexander Hamilton

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Power to put the President on trial

Impeach

13

State and national governments share power with the national government being supreme

Federalism

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Group of people chosen by each state to meet and elect the President

Electoral College

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Additional or change to the constitution

Amendment

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Division of power among the 3 branches of government

Separation of powers

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Number of people needed to conduct legal business

Quorum

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President's power to forgive a criminal of their crime

Pardon

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The power of one branch to act as a check on the other two branches

Checks and balances

20

First 10 amendments of the constitution

Bill of Rights

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President's power to reject legislation

Veto

22

Allowed southern states to partially include slaves as part of their population count

3/5 Compromise

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Series of newspaper essays defending the constitution

Federalists Papers

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Favored a strong national government

Federalists

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Last state to approve the constitution

Rhode Island

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Proposed by Connecticut

Great Compromise

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Supported states' rights

Anti-Federalists

28

To approve legislation

Ratify

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First state to approve the constitution

Delaware

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Where was the Constitutional Convention held?

Philadelphia