Chapter 3 Assignments

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Chapter 3 Assignments

  1. 1. Time LineFor each event, write a • Virginia House of brief description of Burgesses what happened and • Mayflower Compact explain how the event • French & Indian War impacted American • Stamp Act government. • Battles at Lexington andBegin your timeline with 1619 and end with Concord 1776. • Declaration of Independence
  2. 2. Ch. 3 Directed Reading1. How did state constitutions lay the groundwork for the U.S. Constitution?2. What were the main weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? What did these weaknesses mean for the national government?3. What were three of the major challenges that the Constitutional Convention delegates faced, and how was each resolved?
  3. 3. Federalists v. Anti-Federalists• Create a T-chart to compare the main arguments of the Federalists and the Anti- Federalists. Identify at least three arguments for each side.• Answer the following question: How was the debate over the ratification of the Constitution resolved?
  4. 4. Constitutional Convention JournalWrite three journal entries from the perspective of a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Date each entry. Address each of these topics in one or more of your entries: – Which ideas most influenced you in the development of the Constitution? Where did these ideas come from? – What were the greatest challenges in developing the Constitution? How were these challenges resolved? – Do you think the states should ratify the Constitution? Why or why not?

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