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1 Directions: Using a scratch piece of paper, make two cards. Label one card fact and the other fib. When I put the statement on the screen decide whether it is a fact or fib. When I say go, lay down your card. Whoever plays the write card, gets a point!

2 Fact or Fib: Statement 1 America’s first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, created a weak, ineffective national government. FACT

3 Fact or Fib: Statement 2 Abigail Adams asked her husband, John, to give women rights during the revolution/writing of the Articles. FACT

4 Fact or Fib: Statement 3 A republic is a plan of government and they limit the power of the government. FIB A republic is a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives. This describes constitution.

5 Fact or Fib: Statement 4 The Northwest Ordinance provided for the orderly settlement and statehood of the Ohio territory and banned slavery. FACT

6 Fact or Fib: Statement 5 Shay’s rebellion was a violent protest by farmers in Pennsylvania over taxes on Whiskey. FIB This describes the Whiskey Rebellion. Shay’s Rebellion was over property taxes and led to the call for a stronger national government.

7 Fact or Fib: Statement 6 The New Jersey Plan called for a 2 house legislature with representation based on a state’s population. FIB This actually describes the Virginia Plan. The New Jersey Plan called for a 1 house legislature with equal representation for each state.

8 Fact or Fib: Statement 7 At the Constitution Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, the delegates debated revising the Articles or writing a new constitution. FACT

9 Fact or Fib: Statement 8 The 3/5 Compromise called for a 2 house legislature with a House of Representatives based on population and a Senate where each state had 2 votes. FIB This describes the Great Compromise. The 3/5 compromise stated that 5 enslaved persons equal 3 free person in determining population and for taxation purposes.

10 Fact or Fib: Statement 9 FACT James Madison crafted a lot of the Constitution and therefore is called the “father of the Constitution.”

11 Fact or Fib: Statement 10 FACT The Constitution was on earlier documents and writings including the Magna Carta and English Bill of Rights.

12 Fact or Fib: Statement 11 Thomas Jefferson helped write the Constitution. FIB Jefferson wasn’t even in the country when it was written. In fact, he argued against the Constitution.

13 Fact or Fib: Statement 12 FACT The Magna Carta limited the power of the king and provided for the right of habeas corpus.

14 Fact or Fib: Statement 13 The English Bill of Rights protected individual rights and was based on the thoughts of Thomas Paine about natural rights. FIB Actually, it was based on the ideas of John Locke. Thomas Paine wrote “The Crisis” and “Common Sense”.

15 Fact or Fib: Statement 14 The Federalists papers were written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay and argued against the constitution. FIB The Federalists supported the ratification of the constitution. The Anti- federalists are the ones that argued against the constitution because it did not have a bill of rights.

16 Fact or Fib: Statement 15 FACT Popular Sovereignty states that people are the source of a government’s power. “We the people…..”

17 Fact or Fib: Statement 16 The Federal System called for the separation of power between the three branches. FIB The Federal System is the sharing of power between the national and state governments.

18 Fact or Fib: Statement 17 The Executive Branch is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate. This branch makes laws, collect taxes, raises military, and regulates trade. FIB This describes the Legislative Branch. The executive is made up of the president and his cabinet. He enforces the laws, is the commander in chief, and has veto power.

19 Fact or Fib: Statement 18 FACT The Judicial Branch is made up of the Supreme Court and Federal Court System. They interpret laws and have the power of judicial review.

20 Fact or Fib: Statement 19 FACT Checks and Balances gives each branch the power of government to limit another, so power is balanced.

21 Fact or Fib: Statement 20 FACT The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the Constitution that protect individual freedoms.


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