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Road To The Constitution

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Describes some of the key arguments and controversies at the Constitutional Convention. Watch a video of this presentation here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPpoAIgkctc.

Describes some of the key arguments and controversies at the Constitutional Convention. Watch a video of this presentation here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPpoAIgkctc.

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  • 1. ROAD TO THE CONSTITUTION 42% of the public could name the three branches 73% could identify the three stooges
  • 2. • motives • support by citizens • unique challenge • regional differences American Revolution
  • 3. Controversies at the Constitutional Convention • Who should have more power in the government? • federal gov or state govs (names of groups?) • legislative or executive branch • Solutions
  • 4. Controversies at the Constitutional Convention • What should determine representation in the legislative branch? • by population or equal number per state • Should slaves count? (North vs South) • Solutions
  • 5. Controversies at the Constitutional Convention • Why didn’t the Constitution outlaw slavery? • control of commerce • Answer
  • 6. Controversies at the Constitutional Convention • Did the Constitution need a bill of rights? • Would the fed gov. become too strong? • fed vs anti-fed • Answer
  • 7. Controversies at the Constitutional Convention • Did the delegates have the authority to write a new constitution for the nation? • Answer
  • 8. Controversies at the Constitutional Convention • Who should elect the president of the United States? • Answer • Electoral College
  • 9. Why Does the Constitution Work? • Necessary and proper clause (Article I, Section 8) • Congress can make laws to make the Constitution and the government work • Supremacy clause (ArticleVI) • “living document” (ArticleV) • Interpretations (elastic vs strict) • cherry picking?
  • 10. National Archives