Making of a Constitution

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Making of a Constitution

  1. 1. MAKING OF A CONSTITUTION US History 2 November 2010
  2. 2. Bullet Train Version of History
  3. 3. We’re done with the King. Now what?
  4. 4. State Constitutions
  5. 5. Thinking about what’s next even before the war ends Articles of Confederation
  6. 6. Problems with the Articles of Confederation Shay’s Rebellion Foreign Relations Financial Troubles
  7. 7. Lacked Power of the Purse
  8. 8. Constitutional Convention
  9. 9. Notably Absent John and Samuel Adams John Hancock Thomas Jefferson Patrick Henry
  10. 10. New Jersey Plan
  11. 11. Virginia Plan *Not actual shape of Virginia at the time of the signing of the Constitution
  12. 12. Constitutional ConventionCompromise Two House Legislative Branch Senate- Equal representation for all states House of Reps- Representation based on population
  13. 13. Constitution Three Branches
  14. 14. Slavery
  15. 15. Ratification • Required 9 of 13 states • First state to ratify- Delaware • Important ratification battles in Massachusetts, New York & Virginia
  16. 16. Sticking Points How are the rights of the people best protected? What should be the balance of federal and state power? How much power should the Executive Branch have?
  17. 17. Federalists v. Anti-Federalists SmackDown
  18. 18. Picture Credits • Bullet Train http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjustin/3629097108/ • Branches http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmcmullen/814693056/sizes/l/in/photostream/ • Signing the Constitution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Scene_at_the_Signing_of_the_Constitution_of_the_United_State s.png • Constitution http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution • Jefferson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rembrandt_Peale-Thomas_Jefferson.jpg • Patrick Henry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Patrick_Henry_Rothermel.jpg • Hancock Signature http://www.masshist.org/objects/cabinet/november2002/hancocksignaturelg.jpg • Colonies Map http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/maps/13colonies/enlargement.html • Articles of Confederation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Articles_page1.jpg • Shay’s Rebellion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Daniel_Shays_and_Job_Shattuck.jpg • Continental http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Continental_Currency_One-Third-Dollar_17-Feb- 76_obv.jpg • British Flag http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Union_flag_1606_(Kings_Colors).svg • French Flag http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_France • Purse http://www.flickr.com/photos/cygnoir/18477068/sizes/l/in/photostream • King George http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:George_III_in_Coronation_edit.jpg • Gum on Shoe http://www.flickr.com/photos/skwishy/2053790702

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