7b constitution

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  • 7b constitution

    1. 1. USI.7b
    2. 2. Essential Knowledge <ul><li>The development of the Constitution of the United States was significant to the foundation of the American republic. </li></ul><ul><li>The Constitution of the United States of America establishes a federal system of government based on power shared between the national and state governments. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Essential Questions <ul><li>What events led to the development of the Constitution of the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>What people helped develop the Constitution of the United States? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Confederation to Constitution <ul><li>Weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation led to the effort to draft a new Constitution. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Constitutional Convention <ul><li>State delegates met in Philadelphia and decided not to revise the Articles of Confederation but to write a new Constitution. </li></ul>Constitutional Convention
    6. 6. Constitutional Convention <ul><li>George Washington was elected president of the Constitutional Convention. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Constitutional Convention <ul><li>Delegates debated over how much power should be given to the new government and how large and small states should be represented in the new government. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Constitutional Convention <ul><li>The structure of the new national government included three separate branches of government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Constitutional Convention
    10. 10. Constitutional Convention <ul><li>The Great Compromise decided how many votes each state had in the Senate and the House of Representatives. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Constitutional Convention <ul><li>The Constitution was signed at the end of the convention. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Ratification of the Constitution <ul><li>Nine of the thirteen states had to vote in favor of the Constitution before it became law. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Ratification of the Constitution
    14. 14. Bill of Rights <ul><li>Based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights (George Mason) and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (Thomas Jefferson.) </li></ul>Mason Jefferson
    15. 15. Bill of Rights <ul><li>The first ten Amendments to the Constitution provide a written guarantee of individual rights (such as freedom of speech, freedom of press, etc.) </li></ul>

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