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Warm-up Pick up the worksheet from the chair. Complete the warm-up section on the first half of the page which reviews the Articles of Confederation. Does everyone have a study guide to put in your notebook?
New Class Rules 1. YOU MUST BE IN YOUR SEAT 1 MINUTE BEFORE THE BELL RINGS 4. ALL CLASSROOM MATERIALS NEED TO BE OUT ON YOUR DESK READY TO BEGIN CLASS BY THE TIME THE BELL RINGS 4. 5. 2. NO LOCKER VISITS FOR ANYTHING!! 3. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR HOMEWORK YOU WILL GET (3 for honors/2 for academic)DAYS OF LUNCH BUNCH TIME 5. IF ANYONE MISBEHAVES IN CLASS, THE ENTIRE CLASS WILL GET AN EXTRA HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
Having a system of bad rules is sort of the way the United States was under the ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION (our first form of government). It created a weak central government. The states maintained individual power The federal government had no power to tax or enforce any laws
The country began to experience many problems 1. The country was in debt from the war. 2. State governments were in debt. 3. Trade policies were not consistent. 4. The economy was poor. 5. Americans felt unsafe … but the government had no power to do anything
Delegates from 12 states decided to meet and discuss problems going on in America. Could the problems be fixed under the Articles?
No power to tax No power to enforce laws They wanted to revise the Articles but could not. Why? Decided to make a new constitution
The meeting became known as the Constitutional Convention May –September 1787 Philadelphia, PA
Essential Questions 1. What was the Constitutional Convention? 2. What was the outcome of the Constitutional Convention?
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Work Time 1. Today- Complete the “Consitutional Convention” Reading. 2. Due today- Checkpoint and Notebook 3. Due next class- Tic Tac Toe Project and test
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The delegates knew they would have to compromise. Class Discussion What is a “compromise”? Think of a time when YOU had to make a compromise (at home, at school …).
Charters of the VA Company (citizenship) Declaration of Independence (equality, liberty) VA Declaration of Rights (freedoms) VA Statute of Religious Freedom (rights) Articles of Confederation (democracy) The Constitution LIMTED GOVERNMENT DEMOCRACYRULE OF LAW REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED
WWWW3 Short on Words The United States Constitution is a relatively short document–about 7,000 words. Rather than describing every procedure in detail, the Constitution provides the structure and fundamental principles for the country’s government.
17. Roger Sherman came up with a plan that: Congress would have 2 houses, Senate and House of representatives Equal representation in the Senate Representation based on population in the House
18. This plan is known as the Great Compromise
19. Why did the southern states want to count the slaves as part of their population? To increase their population to increase their voting power in Congress
20. The Three Fifths Compromise stated that every 5 enslaved people would count as 3 free people. =
21. Why did the South fear Congress regulating trade? They would use the power to tax exports
22. The South also feared that Congress would stop the Slave Trade
23. The Southern states agreed that Congress could regulate trade.
24. The solution on how to choose the president is called the Electoral College
25. The new Constitution was ready on September 17, 1787
26. How many of the 13 states needed to agree to ratification of the Constitution? 99
27. Supporters of the Constitution were called the Federalists
28. The Federalists wanted a strong national government.
29. People who opposed the Constitution were called the Anti-federalists
30. The Federalists and the Anti- Federalists agreed to add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution.
Section 2-17. Explain What was the purpose of The Federalist? Why did the Anti-Federalists object to the Constitution? Its purpose was to defend the Constitution. They felt it gave too much power to the national government and took it away from states.
31. New Hampshire was the 9 th state to ratify the Constitution on June 21, 1788
32. Rhode Island was the last state to ratify the Constitution in 1790.
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