Important People
Compromises
Three Branches
Bill of Rights
Vocabulary

100

The oldest delegate to the Constitutional Convention and the peace-keeper.

Benjamin Franklin

100

Which plan called for only one house of Congress and was supported by the smaller states?

New Jersey Plan

100

The Legislative Branch is responsible for what action?

Making laws

100

Freedom of speech, religion, petition, press and assembly.

First Amendment

100

A one house legislature.

Unicameral

200

Wealthy Virginia farmer who served as the President of the Convention.

George Washington

200

The Virginia Plan wanted representation to be determined how?

On the basis of population

200

The branch that is responsible for enforcing laws.

What is the Executive Branch?

200

Pleading the fifth means you are doing what?

Exercising your right to not incriminate yourself.

200

Presidential power to overturn a law passed by Congress.

What is Veto?

300

Note taker and "Father of the Constitution"

James Madison

300

The 3/5 compromise called for slaves to count towards what two areas?

Representation and Taxation

300

The main role of the Judicial Branch.

Interpreting laws and the Constitution.

300

The government can not force the quartering of soldiers in private homes during times of peace.

3rd Amendment

300

The group of people who vote directly for the President and Vice-President

Electoral College

400

Delegate from New York who was an author of the Federalist Papers.

Who is Alexander Hamilton?

400

Which compromise gave the federal government the right to control trade but never tax exports?

Commerce Compromise

400

The division of power between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government is called the

Separation of Powers

400

The 4th amendment protects from what?

Unreasonable searches and seizures

400

A power that only the state has.

What is a reserved power?

500

Delegate from Connecticut who proposed the Great Compromise.

Roger Sherman

500

The Great Compromise called for what type of legislature (proper vocabulary needed).

Bicameral

500

The sharing of power by the local, state and federal government (with the federal government holding the most power) is called:

Federalism

500

Your right to a trial by jury is guaranteed by this amendment.

7th amendment

500

Enumerated Powers

Powers granted solely to the Federal Government