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Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
Making of a Constitution
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Making of a Constitution

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  • 1. MAKING OF A CONSTITUTION US History 2 November 2010
  • 2. Bullet Train Version of History
  • 3. We’re done with the King. Now what?
  • 4. State Constitutions
  • 5. Thinking about what’s next even before the war ends Articles of Confederation
  • 6. Problems with the Articles of Confederation Shay’s Rebellion Foreign Relations Financial Troubles
  • 7. Lacked Power of the Purse
  • 8. Constitutional Convention
  • 9. Notably Absent John and Samuel Adams John Hancock Thomas Jefferson Patrick Henry
  • 10. New Jersey Plan
  • 11. Virginia Plan *Not actual shape of Virginia at the time of the signing of the Constitution
  • 12. Constitutional ConventionCompromise Two House Legislative Branch Senate- Equal representation for all states House of Reps- Representation based on population
  • 13. Constitution Three Branches
  • 14. Slavery
  • 15. Ratification • Required 9 of 13 states • First state to ratify- Delaware • Important ratification battles in Massachusetts, New York & Virginia
  • 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. Federalists v. Anti-Federalists SmackDown
  • 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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