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  1.  William -?-: Governor of Plymouth Colony; was  chosen by the Pilgrims.

  3.  James -?-: 4th United States President; had to flee the capital when the British burned it during the War of 1812.

  6.  Who must approve nominated Supreme Court justices?

  9.  A person may not be tried -?- for the same crime and does not have to testify against themselves.   This is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

12.  Congress is called the -?- Branch of our government.

14.  The 1787 -?- Plan was much like the Articles of Confederation.  It called for no executive or judicial branches and a one house legislature with equal state representation. (2 words)

15.  The Declaration of Independence was adopted  on July 4, 177-?-.

16.  The -?- is part of the Executive Branch of our government. (2 words)

21.  A violation of allegiance towards one's country, especially when this violation endangers the country or assists its enemies.

22.  A check the President has on the powers of the Legislative Branch to reject or refuse to sign a bill from Congress.

25.  How many Senators are there in Congress?  (2 words)

28.  United States House representatives are elected for a term of -?- years.

29.  As long as one is living in the United States, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of -?-.

31.  William -?-: The Quaker founder, leader and proprietor of the Pennsylvania Colony.

32.  Chief legislative (law making) body of the United States federal government.  Its powers are derived from Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.

33.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was a -?- rights leader in our country.

36.  The Constitution set up a system of -?- and balances in which the three branches of our government have the power to check and/or limit each other to maintain a balance of power.

38.  Alexander -?-: Washington's Secretary of the Treasury and leader of the Federalist Party.

39.  The President is part of the -?- Branch of our government.

41.  John C. -?-: Leading defender of states' rights but supported federal improvement programs; a War Hawk.

42.  The United States -?- can be amended/changed.

 

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  2.  A -?- democracy is a political process in which the people are able to have direct control over the government in making decisions, for example, colonial New England's town meetings and today's referendums.

  3.  James -?-: 5th United States President; noted for an early United States doctrine dealing with European interference in the Americas.

  4.  In which month is the new President inaugurated?

  5.  The right to freedom of -?- is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

  7.  Thomas -?-: The main author of the Declaration of Independence.

  8.  Roger -?-: Left Puritan colony seeking religious freedom; settled the Rhode Island Colony.

10.  George -?-: This President was the first Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army and Navy.

11.  The right to bear -?- (lawful weapons, including firearms - though subject to certain regulations) is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

13.  We celebrate the 4th of July because it is -?- Day.

15.  The government may not -?- or take a person's property without a warrant. This is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

17.  A person must be at least -?- years old by the time he/she will serve in order to be eligible to become President. (hyphenated word)

18.  Where does freedom of speech come from? (3 words)

19.  The first ten amendments to the Constitution (Bill of Rights) were adopted in 179-?-.

20.  The 1775 gunfire at Lexington and -?- were indeed "Shots heard 'round the world."

21.  Description of a government that is cruel or unjust; term used by the American colonists towards King George III of England.

23.  A division of a county having the status of a unit of local government with varying governmental powers.

24.  The right to freedom of the -?- is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

26.  The "-?- Clause": Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18 of the Constitution allows Congress to do what is "necessary and properů".

27.  In which month do we vote for the President of the United States?

30.  The Bill of -?- protect the fundamental freedoms of Americans from any infringement by the government.

31.  A -?- tax is the requirement that a person must pay a certain amount of money in order to vote; was found to be unconstitutional in 1964 by the 24th Amendment to the Constitution.

34.  A person must have lived in the United States for at least -?- years in order to be eligible to become President.

35.  John -?-: A Chief Justice of the Supreme Court whose opinions strengthened national power.

36.  The right to vote is one of the most important rights granted to United States -?-.

37.  The President's -?- is part of the Executive Branch of our government.

40.  The term of office for a State Legislator is -?- years.



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