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Declaration of Independence From 13 Colonies to the USA Ms. Ramos
Ideas of John Locke Author:Thomas Jefferson Legal argument to end social contract w/ England Ms. Ramos
Parts of the Dec of Ind 1. Enlightenment philosophy 2. List of wrongs/abuses 3. Attempts to redress 4. Separation Ms. Ramos
Basic Concepts of a Democracy Individual Freedom Worth of the Individual Equality of ALL Majority Rule & Minority Rights Necessity of Compromise Ms. Ramos
Articles of Confederation America’s first form of govt Ms. Ramos
Govt Structure One branch: Congress Unicameral President of Congress chosen by legislature Ms. Ramos
Congressional Power Make war & peace Ambassadors Treaties Borrow $$/est monetary Navy Army Weights & measures Settle state disputes Ms. Ramos
State Obligations Obey Articles & Acts of Congress Fund troop requests Treat other state citizens +lly Full faith & credit Surrender fugitives Open travel & trade btwn states Ms. Ramos
Weaknesses No pwr tax Borrow from states No pwr regulate trade btwn states No pwr force states obey national laws Amend w/ unanimous consent of states Ms. Ramos
Government Warm- up Recall and list some of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Pg
IB History US Government Origins of American Government.
Creating the Constitution. 2 The Articles of Confederation During the Revolution, the new United States needed a functioning government Modeled after.
Articles of Confederation. Articles Background 1 st constitution for the colonies 1 st constitution for the colonies Confederation form of government.
Articles of Confederation v. The Constitution AP Government Unit I Lesson 1.
Shaping a Federal Union Chapter 7. The Political Union , royal authority crumbled in the royal colonies as the royal governors attempted to curb.
The Constitution Chapter 2 You think you know…. British Colonial Rule Powerful British Government GAMANY Political Subunits (Colonies) Unitary System.
Our First Constitution: The Articles of Confederation.
Foundation of Government and the Constitution. What is Government? Political scientist Harold Laswell defined government as “who gets what, when, and.
GHSGT PREPARATION GOVERNMENT AND CIVICS. CONTENT DESCRIPTION Government/Civics (18% of the test) Assesses the philosophical foundations of the United.
Civics: Government and Economics in Action 1 Chapter 4: Americas Political Heritage.
What is Freedom? Is freedom an absolute? Is freedom an absolute? Do we have to give up freedom to obtain or have freedom? Do we have to give up freedom.
The Coming of Independence A Positive Lecture Experience Brought To You By Mr. Haskell.
Essential Question: –Why did the Americans create the Articles of Confederation & what problems did the Articles present? Warm-Up Question: –What major.
CREATING A GOVERNMENT STATE AND FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONS.
Chapter 2 Origins of American Government Section 1 The Colonial Period.
Early Government 3,000 miles separated Great Britain and the American Colonies Mayflower, 1620 – male passengers had to sign a compact (contract) to a.
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION Meets in Philadelphia from May to September of President of the Convention- George Washington. Architect of the Constitution-
Government by the States The USA started as 13 separate, independent states. The USA started as 13 separate, independent states. Articles of Confederation.
Lecture 3: The American republic and Constitution.
From Revolution to a New Nation Unit 2. The Revolutionary War Chapter 4.
Ch. 6 The Constitution at Work 1789-Present. 6.1 Goals of the Constitution.
Articles of Confederation. Battle of Yorktown in 1781 French and Americans defeat British General Cornwallis surrenders. The Second Continental Congress.
WILSON (10 TH EDITION), CHAPTER 2 D127 The Constitution.
The Impact of the U.S. Constitution. Basic Principles 1. Authority comes from the people The people formed the U.S. government First line of the Constitution:
Unit 1 Basic Political Theory and Historical Roots.
The Institutionalization of Power Poli 110J 1.3 We hold these truths to be self- evident.
Why did we need a Constitution? Articles were weak. No national executive No national courts No power to tax No $ for Army/Navy No power over commerce.
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Weakness No power to tax No national executive Unicameral legislature No judicial/national court No checks.
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