The Constitution  Framing the Government
Preview- Read “Two Opposing Plans,” pages 55 and 56  <ul><li>As you read, compare the Virginia Plan to the New Jersey Plan...
Compromise  <ul><li>Prefix “com” means with ; together; jointly </li></ul><ul><li>The root word “promise” means to agree t...
Virginia Plan <ul><li>Bicameral legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Both houses’ representation based on population </li></ul><u...
New Jersey Plan  <ul><li>Unicameral legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Each state would get one vote </li></ul>
Both <ul><li>Called for three branches of government </li></ul>
Federalists  <ul><li>Federalism a government, divided between the federal, or national government and the states </li></ul...
Anti - Federalists  <ul><li>Felt it gave too much power to the national government </li></ul><ul><li>Took too much power f...
Study the facsimile Constitution
Which ways is it different from federal documents we have today?
Handwritten, different language, and different spelling
Point out features that are the same as today.
Singed on the bottom and divided into sections
What rights does the Constitution provide to American citizens?
What powers does each branch of the government have?
Read the preamble of the Constitution.  <ul><li>What does it tell the reader about America’s form of government? </li></ul...
<ul><li>The Articles of the Constitution describe the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. </li></...
<ul><li>Article five of the Constitution provides the right of the Congress and states to amend the Constitution. </li></u...
<ul><li>You will take on the roles of Federalists who are trying to convince Anti-Federalists that this Constitution will ...
<ul><li>Read the Background Information carefully  </li></ul><ul><li>Complete “The Framework of the Government”  </li></ul>
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The Constitution

  1. 1. The Constitution Framing the Government
  2. 2. Preview- Read “Two Opposing Plans,” pages 55 and 56 <ul><li>As you read, compare the Virginia Plan to the New Jersey Plan by completing a Venn diagram like the one on the board </li></ul>
  3. 3. Compromise <ul><li>Prefix “com” means with ; together; jointly </li></ul><ul><li>The root word “promise” means to agree to something </li></ul><ul><li>The United States government was created using compromise in order to resolve disagreements among the different sections of the country. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Virginia Plan <ul><li>Bicameral legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Both houses’ representation based on population </li></ul><ul><li>Large states would have more votes than small states </li></ul>
  5. 5. New Jersey Plan <ul><li>Unicameral legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Each state would get one vote </li></ul>
  6. 6. Both <ul><li>Called for three branches of government </li></ul>
  7. 7. Federalists <ul><li>Federalism a government, divided between the federal, or national government and the states </li></ul><ul><li>Argued that the United States would not survive without a strong national government </li></ul><ul><li>Essays, The Federalist , defended the Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay </li></ul>
  8. 8. Anti - Federalists <ul><li>Felt it gave too much power to the national government </li></ul><ul><li>Took too much power from the states </li></ul><ul><li>Object to the absence of a bill of rights </li></ul><ul><li>failed to provide protection for certain individual liberties, no freedoms of speech and religion </li></ul>
  9. 9. Study the facsimile Constitution
  10. 10. Which ways is it different from federal documents we have today?
  11. 11. Handwritten, different language, and different spelling
  12. 12. Point out features that are the same as today.
  13. 13. Singed on the bottom and divided into sections
  14. 14. What rights does the Constitution provide to American citizens?
  15. 15. What powers does each branch of the government have?
  16. 16. Read the preamble of the Constitution. <ul><li>What does it tell the reader about America’s form of government? </li></ul><ul><li>What message is conveyed by these words. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>The Articles of the Constitution describe the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. </li></ul><ul><li>Article one, describing the legislative branch powers, is much longer than the other sections. </li></ul><ul><li>What does this say about the role of signers felt Congress should play in government? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Article five of the Constitution provides the right of the Congress and states to amend the Constitution. </li></ul><ul><li>What effect has this provision had on the Constitution throughout time? </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>You will take on the roles of Federalists who are trying to convince Anti-Federalists that this Constitution will still preserve rights of individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Constitution to include specific parts of the text to support their views. Write letters explaining why they should support the New Constitution </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Read the Background Information carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Complete “The Framework of the Government” </li></ul>
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