What did Washington want to be called after he was elected?
Which of the following is part of the Legislative Branch? President Congress Supreme Court
Who wanted a large and powerful national government?
Who helped with the writing of The Federalist?
John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison (jaj)
Who said "The government that governs best governs least"?
What made many Americans withdraw support of the French Revolution?
The Reign of Terror
7. Why did Washington break his promise to help France in case of war?
The United States needed to continue trading with Britain
Who leads the executive branch of the federal government?
What is a constitution?
A set of laws governing a state or nation
What city hosted the Constitutional Convention in 1787?
Which First Lady was known for arguing for the rights of women?
Who was the second President of the United States?
What are the Bill of Rights?
The first ten amendments to the Constitution
What freedoms are protected by the First Amendment?
Freedoms of: speech, press, assembly, religion, & petition (sparp)
What did Shays Rebellion prove?
The national government was very weak under the Articles of Confederation
What was the result of the Great Compromise?
The creation of two houses (or departments) of Congress
What contributed to the notion that the Articles of Confederation had to be rewritten?
The federal government had NO army to put down rebellions
(essay) What were the Articles of Confederation and why didn't they last?
-the Articles provided a base for the first Untied States government
-the articles didn't last because:
-national government did NOT have an army
-did NOT have a court system
-did NOT have a president of the US
-did not have the power to collect taxes
-EVERY state had to agree to changes made by Congress
-the government was too weak to deal with a growing & changing nation
-Shay's Rebellion showed how weak the Articles were when farmers rebelled
(essay) How does the system of checks and balances work?
-prevents any of the three branches of government from becoming too powerful
-prevents any one person or group from becoming too powerful
-all the branches of government check on each other by using laws
-the President can do a check by using his power of veto (rejecting a bill)
-the Supreme Court can do a check by deciding what is constitutional
-Congress can do a check by passing or overriding vetoes
-executive branch (President) checks on Congress & Supreme Court
-legislative branch (Congress) checks on the President & Supreme Court
-judicial branch (Supreme Court) checks on the President & Congress