The Constitution



Discussion and Notes
  1. How did the issues surrounding Shay's Rebellion intensify the effects of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
  2. What were the philosophical underpinnings of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution?
  3. What were the causes and effects of the Great Compromise and the 3/5ths Compromise?
  4. How did the Constitution Articles of Confederation and Constitution change the U.S. Political system?
Assignments
  • Make a graphic organizer of the three branches, including checks and balances. Write a summary explaining how the concepts of separation of powers and limited government are present. Refer back to one example each that illustrates where these ideas came from.
  • Write a poem about the compromises that shaped the Constitution. You can choose three verses of haiku or a diamonte poem


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