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The Making of the Constitution and Washington's Administration
A word used by a noted politician (controversially) to describe the Emoluments Clause (Article 1 Section 8).
During the Constitutional Convention, small states and large states finally agreed on a bicameral congress with proportionate representation in the lower house, and equal representation in the upper (2 per state). This deal was known as The Great _____.
Briefly, the state which supplied the militia which Washington and Hamilton used to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.
Viewed by some as a problem, this financial condition was central to Hamilton's economic plan.
Henry Knox--remember his role in the siege of Boston?--served as President Washington's Secretary of _____.
The Emoluments Clause (Article 1 Section 9), according to the 45th president of the U.S.
According to Article 1 section 9, no public official may receive these from any "King, Prince, or foreign State."
Home of James Madison and George Washington
Amendment conferring the right to bear arms, "a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state."
This word accurately describes Washington and many of the other founders.
Washington's vice president
Briefly, the state which gave its name to the "Great" compromise during the Constitutional Convention, between big and small states: a bicameral congress with proportional representation in the House of Representatives, and equal representation in the Senate.
Initials of Washington's Secretary of State
The first _____ Amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights
This Amendment protects American citizens from "cruel and unusual punishments" and excessive fines.
This plan (also known as the "small state plan," championed by delegate William Paterson of ____, envisioned one vote per state (like the Articles of Confederation).
Another adjective (cf. 2-down) to describe the atmosphere during the Constitutional Convention.
_____ corpus: The right of any arrested person to appear before a judge before being detained or imprisoned. According to Article 1 Section 9, this privilege may not be suspended except during war or rebellions, during which public safety is at stake. Lincoln would suspend habeas corpus during the Civil War.
The temperature in Philadelphia during the Constitutional Convention, 5/25-9/17, 1787.
A standard, pattern, or model, from Latin and Greek (gnōmōn = carpenter's square). Our republic depends on norms, or principles of right conduct. For example, Congressional oversight of the Executive Branch, implied by Article 1 Section 8, means little if the Executive branch ignores subpoenas and other specific attempts by Congress to exercise its constitutional powers.
A right not mentioned in the Bill of Rights
The "Grand Old Party" or Republican Party, one of the two principal political parties in the U.S.
Principal author of the U.S. Constitution
Initials of the first president of the United States. Roark says that Washington would have preferred to be called "His High Mightiness."
A right guaranteed by the 6th Amendment
Rights guaranteed by the first Amendment: _____, speech, the press, assembly, and petition
"____ Clause" (Article 1 Section 8): "[Congress shall have power] To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Office thereof."
Promotors of the new constitution, and strong central government generally; e.g. Alexander Hamilton
Secretary of the Treasury under Washington, whom he accompanied in 1794 to put down the Whiskey Rebellion
The site of the Constitutional Convention, for Benjamin Franklin
Bribery and treason are among the "_____ Crimes and Misdemeanors" for which a president of the U.S. may be impeached, according to Article 2 Section 4 of the Constitution.