This mini-lesson looks at the debate, and eventual compromise, between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists that occured around the creation of the U.S. Constitution. 


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Federalists and Anti-Federalists - Middle School - on Nearpod

Federalists and Anti-Federalists (Ind. Learning) - Middle School - on Nearpod



  • 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, U.S. Constitution, Anti-Federalist, Federalist, Federalist Papers, compromise, Bill of Rights, preamble


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