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J E OPA R D Y Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution
Directions: Divide the class into Team A and Team B. Then divide the teams into groups of 3-4 students. The first group on Team A chooses a category and an amount from slide 3. When the group agrees on an appropriate “question” to ask in response to the statement, one student asks the question. Other team members can whisper an answer to the group, but if the answer is heard by the teacher before the group is ready to give an answer, the team loses their turn and the play goes to Team B. Teams have 45 seconds to formulate a correct “question” to the statement. If correct, the team wins the dollar amount. If incorrect, they receive no “money.” Play then goes to Team B. Play continues until all category amounts have been chosen. The team with the most money wins.
Revolu- tionary War U.S. Constitution Declaration of Indepen- dence Bill of Rights Vocabu- lary
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 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
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 guaranteed in 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 to approve.
What is ratification (ratify)? 100
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.