Presentation on theme: "Page 1: The Articles of Confederation"— Presentation transcript:
1Page 1: The Articles of Confederation Essential Question: What events and ideas affected the writing of the Articles of Confederation and the ConstitutionLearning Target: I will be able to evaluate the structure of the Articles of COnfederationHomework: Vocabulary; finish Class ActivityFormative Assessment: Name and explain 2 ideals that were an important part of the Articles of Confederation
2FlashbackWhat were some issues with the British Government that caused the colonists to want to declare independence?
3VocabularyMagna Carta: Document signed by King John in 1215, made the King subject to lawConstitution: set of basic principles and laws that states the powers and duties of the governmentVirginia Statute for Religious Freedom: declared that no person could be forced to attend a particular church or be required to pay for a church with tax moneySuffrage: The right to voteArticles of Confederation: (1777) document that created the first central government for the United States; was replaced in 1789 by the ConstitutionRatification: official approvalLand Ordinance of 1785: legislation passed by Congress authorizing surveys and the division of public lands in the western region of the countryNorthwest Ordinance: legislation passed by Congress to establish a political structure for the Northwest Territory and create a system for admission of new statesNorthwest Territory: lands including present-day Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin; organized by Northwest Ordinance
4Main Ideas about Government Main Ideas about Government Answer the following questions before reading pagesWhat Documents did Americans look to when creating a new government?Describe 3 Key Ideas from the documents that influenced U.S. GovernmentIn what ways do you think the right to vote was expanded and limited in state constitution?
5Main IDeasAnswers to 1: Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, State Constitutions, Virginia Statute for Religious FreedomAnswers to 2: Rule of Law, People who hold power, limited government, constitutional protection of rights, separation of powers, representative government, separation of church and stateAnswers to 3: Voting rights for WHITE men were expanded while rights for African Americans and women were limited
6Read PagesWhy do you think the 13 colonies did not provide for a president in the Articles of Confederation?What important rights did the Northwest Ordinance provide?
7Answers1. They feared a president would be too much like the king or another monarch2. Civil Liberties, Public Education, Freedom from slavery
8Formative AssessmentName and explain 2 ideals that were an important part of the Articles of Confederation