Lesson Plan

Welcome to the Constitutional Convention! What were some of the major debates and compromises made during the writing of the Constitution? In this lesson, students explore the reasons for and outcomes of some of the most impactful resolutions made to form the U.S. Constitution. 


  • Identify compromises and major issues of debate during the Constitutional Convention
  • Recognize how the compromises embedded in the Constitution have shaped the country's development
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of compromises made
  • Explain the role of slavery in America's founding


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