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Declaration of Independence and U. S. Constitution JEOPARDY
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Revolutionary War Declaration of Indepen. Dence U. S. Constitution Bill of Rights 100 100 100 200 200 200 300 300 300 400 400 400 500 500 500 Vocabular y
Colonists had to buy a British stamp for every piece of printed paper, such as playing cards, newspapers and licenses.
What was the Stamp Tax (Act)? 100
Colonists dressed up like Indians, climbed on a ship in the Boston harbor, and threw English tea into the ocean.
What was the Boston Tea Party? 200
He started the Sons of Liberty, helped brew up the Boston Tea Party, and wrote letters to the Committees of Correspondence groups in other colonies.
Who was Samuel Adams? 300
This American victory became a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
What was the Battle of Saratoga? 400
He was the British general who surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, ending the Revolutionary War.
Who was Cornwallis? 500
This man wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Who was Thomas Jefferson? 100
According to the Declaration of Independence, all people have been given these three basic rights by their Creator.
What is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? 200
The Declaration of Independence was signed by the men who attended this Congress.
What was the Second Continental Congress? 300
He was the president of the Congress that signed the Declaration of Independence.
Who was John Hancock? 400
According to the Declaration of Independence, all rightful governments must have this. If governments don’t have this, then people have a duty to throw off such a government.
What is the “consent of the governed”? 500
This Constitutional plan called for three branches of government and two legislative houses. States would send representatives to each of these legislative houses based on the states’ population.
What was the Virginia Plan? DD 200 x 2
This document called for less power for the states and more power for the central government.
What was the Constitution? 100
This document called for a weak central government and strong states.
What were the Articles of Confederation? 200
This word means to approve.
What is ratification? DD 100 x 2
These three branches of government were established by the Constitution so they could check and balance each other.
What are the executive, legislative and judicial branches? 300
This compromise allowed states to count some of their slaves as part of the state’s population.
What was the 3/5’s Compromise? 400
Roger Sherman came up with a plan calling for a lower house with representatives based on a state’s population, and an upper house comprised of two senators from each state, no matter its population.
What was the Great Compromise? 500
These became known as the Bill of Rights.
What were the 1 st 10 Amendments? 100
This group of people felt the Constitution didn’t need a Bill of Rights added to it.
Who were the Federalists? 200
He wrote the Bill of Rights.
Who was James Madison? 300
This Amendment guarantees individual liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press.
What is the 1 st Amendment? 400
This Amendment assures that the power of the national government will be limited.
What is the Tenth Amendment? 500
This word means that something is not permitted by the Constitution.
What does “unconstitutional” mean? 200
This means a system in which each branch of government can limit the other.
What are checks and balances? 300
This means to ask a higher court to review a decision.
What is an “appeal”? 400
This means to bring up charges of wrongdoing.
What is impeachment? 500