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Wanted- A Just Right Government Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle

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1. Early Americans had something in common with this fictional character!

goldilocks

2. These were "individuals" in the "confederation" created by the Articles

states

3. Fraction of the states that must agree to change the constitution

three fourths

4. Under the New Jersey plan, these states would have more power

smaller

5. Under the Virginia plan, these states would have more power

larger

6. The branch that carries out laws

executive

7. The branch that makes the laws

legislative

8. In the House of Representatives, the number of votes a state gets depends on this

population

9. (Down) The chamber of Congress where each state gets two votes

senate

9. (Across) States must treat their own citizens and other states’ citizens this way

same

10. A group of individuals united together for a purpose

confederation

11. The Articles of Confederation was Americas first plan for _____.

government

12. The branch that interprets the laws

judicial

13. The document the replaced the Articles of Confederation

constitution

14. One of two things people were afraid the states might lose

independence

15. The Articles of Confederation created a government that had only one of these

branch

16. One problem was that states charged these on goods from other states

taxes

17. Under the Articles of Confederation, congress could not do this to its laws, so states could just ignore the laws

enforce

18. The Constitution says laws passed by Congress are _____ to state laws.

superior

19. The Articles let Congress create this but not pay for it

military

20. States send these to congress

representatives

21. One of two things people were afraid the states might lose

power

22. Under the Articles, America did not have one of these

president

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