Starting with the failed Articles of Confederation this unit looks at how the Constitution ultimately arose out of great compromise and guided the direction the direction of this country. We will look closely at the Articles as well and the powers assigned to states and local governments. We will close with an in-depth look at our rights as defined in the Bill of the Rights.
Essential Question: Should the Constitution have been ratified as originally written without the promise of a Bill of Rights?
#1 Constitution Powerpoints
Examine the early struggles of America and how they compromised to form the law of today "The Constitution".
Notepacket for Early Government Notepacket for Constitution
1. Articles of Confederation 1. Principles of Constitution
2. Shay's Rebellion and Northwest Territory 2. How a bill becomes a law
3. Delegates for Constitutional Convention 3. State vs National power
4. The Convention 4. Bill of Rights
5. Compromises 5. Amendments
6. Federalists vs Anti-Federalists 6. Electoral College
Quick notes on Government Shell of Quick Notes
#2 Articles of Confederation
#7 Northwest ordinance and constitutional convention
Work through and look at some of the compromises that were made in creating the country.
#8 Branches of Government Material
Examine the different branches of government and what each job does.
Branches of Government
Branches of Government Questions and Chart
#9 Readworks handouts
How a Bill Becomes A Law
Students get out and Vote Handout
Constitution for Kids
The Bill of Rights
#10 Sheg Lessons
Examine the following documents to form an educated opinion about the impact of the following events.
5.1. Shays' Rebellion
5.2. Federalists and Anti-Federalists
5.3. Slavery in the Constitution
#11 Constitution Race Amendments Race
Examine the following documents by using your book and learn about the Constitution and the rights granted through it.
#12 Constitutional Convention reenactment