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Monday, 3/11/13. Day Planner: Thomas Jefferson CLOSE; Nat’l Flag Bell Work: What was Shays Rebellion? Why did it begin? What was Jefferson’s response?. Bar Exam III. 1.-5. List presidents 11-15 (correct spelling & dates) 6. What was the Whiskey Rebellion?

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Monday, 3/11/13

Day Planner: Thomas Jefferson CLOSE; Nat’l Flag

Bell Work:

What was Shays Rebellion? Why did it begin? What was Jefferson’s response?


Bar Exam III

1.-5. List presidents 11-15 (correct spelling & dates)

6. What was the Whiskey Rebellion?

7. What was the government’s response?

8. What was the election of 1800?

9. What was the 12th Amendment?

10. Why did Jefferson call it the “Revolution of 1800?”

establishing a government nation

Establishing A Government/Nation

Formation Unit Simulation

part 1 title your country create national flag
Part 1: Title Your Country/Create National Flag
  • Each state will submit a name for their new independent country
  • Each state will submit a rough draft of a national flag
  • During the first Senate Meeting we will vote on the new name and the national flag.
  • Those who are not drafting the national flag, must begin research on the Bill of Rights (10 bills in all). Each group must divide up the bills. For additional work see
part 2 bar exam i
Part 2: Bar Exam I
  • This will be a pop quiz, which will be for a participation grade some time next week. The quiz will have two parts. The first part will be on the Constitutional Convention and the second part will be your first President’s Quiz* (listing the first five).
  • The Bar Exam will determine lawyers and will determine who the first president and his/her cabinet will be. If there is a tie, there will be a debate. I will tell you more about that later. Throughout our “Formation” Unit there will be Bar Exams.
  • Note: future presidents and cabinet members will be chosen by campaigning.
part 3 establishing roles
Part 3: Establishing Roles
  • Railroad Building
  • Canal Digging
  • Lumber Industry
  • School System
  • Telegraph Maker
  • Road Building
  • Postal System
  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary of State
  • Secretary of War
  • Secretary of Treasury
  • Banking
  • Lawyers
  • Senators

Executive Branch

  • 5th per.: Sareena
  • 6th per.: Allison M.
  • 7th per.: Juan
  • Head of state
  • Head of federal gov’t
  • Head of executive branch
  • Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
  • George Washington—First inaugural holder
  • Barack Hussein Obama—Incumbent President
vice president
  • 5th per.: Devin
  • 6th per.: Rachel
  • 7th per.: Casey
  • Second highest public office created by the Constitution
  • Allowed to vote in the Senate as a tie-breaker
  • Assigned executive duties by the President and/or Congress
  • John Adams—First Inaugural VP
  • Joe Biden—Incumbent VP
secretary of state
Secretary of State
  • 5th per.: Ben
  • 6th per.: Lauren
  • 7th per.: Drew
  • Head of the Department of State
  • Director of Foreign Affairs
  • Advises the President on foreign affairs
  • Supervises immigration policies
  • Thomas Jefferson—First holder
  • John Kerry—Incumbent
secretary of treasury
Secretary of Treasury
  • 5th per.: Caleigh
  • 6th per.: Faaiq
  • 7th per.: Hannah W.
  • Head of Department of Treasury
  • Supervises financial and monetary issues of the nation (including national security)
  • Determines the national currency
  • Alexander Hamilton—First holder
  • Jacob Lew—Incumbent
1 st amendment bill of rights
1stAmendmentBill of Rights
  • Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
2 nd amendment bill of rights
2ndAmendmentBill of Rights
  • A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
3 rd amendment bill of rights
3rdAmendmentBill of Rights
  • No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
4 th amendment bill of rights
4thAmendmentBill of Rights
  • The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
5 th amendment bill of rights
5thAmendmentBill of Rights
  • No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
6 th amendment bill of rights
6th AmendmentBill of Rights
  • In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
7 th amendment bill of rights
7th AmendmentBill of Rights
  • In suits at Common Law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
  • Common Law: a precedent; a law set by the decision of judges in a court.
8 th amendment bill of rights
8th AmendmentBill of Rights
  • Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
9 th amendment bill of rights
9th AmendmentBill of Rights
  • The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
  • “Unenumerated rights”: Rights that are not expressly mentioned in the written text of a constitution but instead are inferred from the language, history, and structure of the constitution, or cases interpreting it.
10 th amendment bill of rights
10th AmendmentBill of Rights
  • The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people.
11 th amendment
11th Amendment
  • The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.
12 th amendment
12th Amendment
  • an amendment to the U.S. constitution, ratified in 1804, providing for election of the president and vice president by the electoral college: should there be no majority vote for one person, the House of Representatives (one vote per state) chooses the president and the Senate the vice president.
13 th amendment
13th Amendment
  • Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
  • Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.