Colonial Era
Westward Expansion
Important People
Constitution
Mystery

100

This document was written by Pilgrims to establish a government based on majority rule.
What is the Mayflower Compact?

100

The president during this period of Westward Expansion.
Who is James K. Polk?

100

Who was the president during the War of 1812?
Who is James Madison?

100

What year was the Constitution written?
What is 1787?

100

Which supreme court case stated that the Supreme Court has the right to determine whether a law violates the Constitution. It set up the principle of judicial review.
What is Marbury v Madison?

200

Pilgrims, Puritans and Quakers all left England for what reason?
What is religous persecution?

200

49ers were on their way to CAlifornia for what reason?
What are mineral deposits?

200

Which president dealt with the Whiskey Rebellion?
Who is George Washington?

200

Which document had many weaknesses and because of its failure led to the writing of the United States Consitution?
What is Articles of Confederation?

200

This person recieved the medal of honor for bravery i nthe Civil War for not dropping the United States Flag.
Who is William Carney?

300

The First Representative Government in the colonies.
What is the House of Burgesses?

300

Which land was acquired for 15 million from France?
What is Louisiana Purchase?

300

Which early philosopher stated that a government will need to have 3 braches of government in order to run effectively?
Who is Charles de Montesquieu?

300

A principle of the Constitution which states that the national government and state governments can share power?
What is federalism?

300

An era in which a change from the household industries to factory production using powered machinery took place.
What is the Industiral Revolution?

400

This was signed in 1215 by King John, was the first document that limited the power of the ruler.
What is the magna carta?

400

Which area was was acquired after the American Revolution?
What is the Treaty of Paris?

400

Which president forced several Indian Tribes to move past the mississippi river in order to expand west?
Who is Andrew Jackson?

400

An amendment to the Constitution that protects an accused person from having to testify against himself or herself (self-incriminiation).
What is The Fifth Amendment?

400

A tax placed on goods from another country to protect the home country. American businesses could grow.
What is a protective tariff?

500

An economic theory in which Britain used to control the trade of its colonies in order to gain money.
What is mercantilism?

500

Which area was acquired through the Treaty of Guadlaupe-Hidalgo after the Mexico-American War?
What is the Mexican Cession?

500

A South Carolina Congressmen and Senator who spoke for the south before and during the Civil War. He was also inspiring South Carolina to secede from the Union during the Nullification Crisis.
Who is John C. Calhoun?

500

A principle of the Constitution that states the government has only the power that the Constitution gives it?
What is limited government?

500

The freedom of private businesses to operate competively for profit with minimial government regulation?
What is Free Enterprise?