The Constitutional Convention Mini-lesson
After ten years under the Articles of Confederation, Americans realized they needed something different. This mini-lesson shows students the major debates that occurred at the convention, as well as the outcomes that created our system of government.
- Recognize how various individuals and groups contributed to the development of the U.S. government.
- Trace the impact of significant events that surrounded the founding of the United States.
- Big Ideas: Articles of Confederation, alliance, federalist, three branches, checks and balances, bicameral representation, delegation of powers, U.S. Constitution