Jeopardy
New Nation
Vocabulary
Which
Branch is
Which?
Famous
People
Constitution
Crazy!
Government
Grab-Bag
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Final Jeopardy
$100 Question from New Nation
Vocabulary
This term means to charge and remove a
public official with having done something
illegal while in office.
$100 Answer from New Nation
Vocabulary
impeach
$200 Question from New Nation
Vocabulary
This term refers to a system in which
each branch of government makes sure
each other branch does not become too
strong.
$200 Answer from New Nation
Vocabulary
Checks and Balances
$300 Question from New Nation
Vocabulary
This term refers to a set of laws governing a state or nation.
$300 Answer from New Nation
Vocabulary
constitution
$400 Question from New Nation
Vocabulary
This term means to formally approve.
$400 Answer from New Nation
Vocabulary
ratify
$500 Question from New Nation
Vocabulary
This term refers to the first system of government in the United
States.
$500 Answer from New Nation
Vocabulary
Articles of Confederation
$100 Question from Which Branch
is Which?
This branch has the power to debate and suggest new laws.
$100 Answer from Which Branch is
Which?
Legislative
$200 Question from Which Branch
is Which?
This branch’s members are
appointed by the President.
$200 Answer from Which Branch is
Which?
Judicial
$300 Question from Which Branch
is Which?
This branch settles arguments
between another countries and the
United States.
$300 Answer from Which Branch is
Which?
Judicial
$400 Question from Which Branch
is Which?
This branch has the power to call a
meeting of Congress.
$400 Answer from Which Branch is
Which?
Executive
$500 Question from Which Branch
is Which?
This branch has the power to make
new currency (money).
$500 Answer from Which Branch is
Which?
Legislative
$100 Question from Famous People
At the Constitutional
Convention, this famous
leader was unanimouslyelected President.
$100 Answer from Famous People
George Washington
$200 Question from Famous People
This person suggested “The Great
Compromise” which established the
Legislative Branch.
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Roger Sherman
$300 Question from Famous People
This Massachusetts farmer staged a
rebellion as a weak national government
looked on (unable to put down any
forces).
$300 Answer from Famous People
Daniel Shays
$400 Question from Famous People
This is the title given to the head of the
Executive Branch.
$400 Answer from Famous People
President
$500 Question from Famous People
This famous man attended the Constitutional Convention and
hand-recorded all that was said!
$500 Answer from Famous People
James Madison
$100 Question from Constitution
Crazy!
In which city did the delegates to the
Constitutional Convention meet?
$100 Answer from Constitution
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Philadelphia
$200 Question from Constitution
Crazy!
Who proposed the Great
Compromise? What did it call
for?
$200 Answer from Constitution
Crazy!
Roger Sherman; It calls for
Congress to have 2 houses: the
Senate (equal representation by
all states) and the House of
Representatives (representation
based on population).
$300 Question from Constitution
Crazy!
People who were in favor of (liked)
the Constitution called themselves
this…
$300 Answer from Constitution
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Federalists
$400 Question from Constitution
Crazy!
What is the name given to the first
10 Amendments of the
Constitution?
$400 Answer from Constitution
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The Bill of Rights
$500 Question from Constitution
Crazy!
What did the Virginia Plan say?
What did the New Jersey Plan say?
$500 Answer from Constitution
Crazy!
VA Plan: Stated that states with a larger
population deserved to have more
representation in Congress than states
with a smaller population.
NJ Plan: Stated that all states should
have equal representation.
$100 Question from Government
Grab-Bag
If the President vetoes a bill, what
fraction of the Congress must
approve it in order for it to become a
law?
$100 Answer from Government
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two-thirds
(2/3)
$200 Question from Government
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What was the importance of Shays’s
Rebellion?
$200 Answer from Government
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Shays’s Rebellion revealed how weak the
Articles of Confederation really were
(our government couldn’t even put down
a small group of angry farmers!)
$300 Question from Government
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The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
gave citizens the right to…
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…bear arms.
$400 Question from Government
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In what year was the Constitutional
Convention held?
$400 Answer from Government
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1787
$500 Question from Government
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What are the three main requirements for
becoming President of the United States?
$500 Answer from Government
Grab-Bag
*You must be at least 35 years old.
*You must have been born in the
U.S.A.
*You must have lived in the
U.S.A. for the past 14 years.
Final Jeopardy
Explain what is meant by a
system of Checks and
Balances and provide an
example of how each
branch checks on another
branch.
Final Jeopardy Answer
The system of Checks and Balances allows
each branch to check up on the others before
anything can be finalized. This ensures no
branch can become too powerful.