Articles of Confederation
The first plan for government that failed was called the _______ ____ _____________.
The first plan for government failed because it could not _____ the people and it lacked ______________.
Independence Hall, Philadelphia
A meeting called the Constitutional Convention was held in ______________ ____________________.
"God governs the affairs of men."
When the states continually squabbled, Ben Franklin told the Convention that ____________________________.
president, carried out
The head of our new government would be a ___________, who would have the power to see that the laws were_________________.
Senate, House of Representatives
Congress's two houses would be the _________ and the _________________________.
Each state gave up their power to completely govern itself when it signed the _____________.
preach, practice religion
The United States was the first country in the world in which people could __________and ___________ ________ without a form of government control.
George Washington, John Adams
___________ __________ was elected our first president. ___________ ___________ was our first vice president.
The first _________________ _____ was when George Washington took the oath of office.
one strong government
After the war for independence, many people were afraid of ______________________.
Constitution of the United States, Declaration of Independence
The writing of these two documents are two of the most important events that have contributed to the happiness and progress of all mankind.
Some of the states were slow to ratify the the plan, but by ________________, the Articles of Confederation had been approved.
hand of God
Everyone was convinced that the ______ __ _____ was in the work that was being done and no country can be strong without God's help.
The number of representatives sent to the House of Representatives depended upon the _______ of the state.
guarantees us freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press