TAH Lesson 11: The Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention

As you are watching both parts of the video answer the following questions. Remember you can stop and rewind the videos as you wish.

A. What problems began with American people while the United States was ruled under the Articles of Confederation?

B. Where was the convention for the US Constitution held?

C. What problems did the US Government face with other governments (countries) during the Articles of Confederation?

D. What happened with the issue of slavery during the Constitution?

E. How did they decide to set up the Federal Government (the three branches)?

F. Who was the first President of the United States?

Directions: Re-read the Preamble to the Constitution. You may also read the “translated” version of the Preamble below. After you read them. Take a few minutes to think. In your opinion what word or phrase is the most important in the Preamble.Then explain why in 2-3 sentences. We will share in S.S. class.

I have attached the link to the Schoolhouse Rock video we watched in class on the Preamble to help you. Preamble School House Video

 

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Translated version:  “We the Citizens of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Country, establish Laws, make sure of Peace in our country, establish a Military, allow Voting, and make sure we have Freedom to ourselves and our Future, create this Constitution for the United States of America.”  

 

89 thoughts on “TAH Lesson 11: The Constitutional Convention

  1. I think that Preamble is important because it tells what the founding fathers set out to do.Also that means to make big changes.It also means to astables rules for the U.S.A.

  2. A- The colinists got in jail if they didn’t pay there debt. B- Philidephia is where the convention was held. C- No supplies/previsions were made for an executive branch to create the laws. D- British were taking and selling african americans to be there slave. E- They did legislative, executive and judicial. F- George Washington.

  3. A. The people had to sell their farms
    B. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    C.That all the countries should all be even and have the rights to do what they want.
    D.They don’t know what kind of President they should have. Also if the new Constitution would let Moses’s people left in slavery.
    E. They decided to scrap the articles of confederation and create a whole new one.
    F. George Washington

  4. I think that the most important part is it states that we all deserve freedom and we all need the right to vote and that we should all be equal.

  5. A: farmers had to pay there debts
    B: mount vernon virginia
    C: slavery
    D: they wanted there freedom
    E:scrap the articals of confediration
    F: george washington

  6. I think the most important part about the preamble is that it shows how we are going to make are country a more perfect country.I think this because we would not be the country we are today without making are country more perfect.

  7. Philadelphia
    british shill had three frot in amrca ,span forbid us from trating goods with new or lean.
    Wouldent get rid of it.
    1.congers2.excutive3.judicial.
    George.Washington.

  8. A-all of the farmers land got taken away because they didn’t pay their dept. and the farmers got thrown in jail.
    B-The convention was in Philadelphia
    C- Spain would not let them trade goods with new orleans, Congress has no money so they cant pay their loans to France and Holland, the British has six forts on American soil, Pirates attack their ships in Mediterranean.
    D-Barely any of the thirteen colonies abolished slavery.
    E-The new congress would be made up of two houses,there would be a executive branch run by some sort of president,and there would be a supreme court made up of judges who could overrule the states courts.
    F-The first president was George Washington.

  9. Problem A-The farmers can’t pay their debts and the government had to take their land away.
    Problem B-philadelphia,pennsylvania have to agree and bearly any of them have an abolish to slavery and what is a new constitution gonna do about that.
    Problem d-They demanded that the constitution count 3/5 of state slaves.
    Problem e- the new congress would be made up of two houses,there would be a excutive branch headed by some sort of president and a traditoinal branch for some sort of supreme court made up of judges who can overrule state courts.
    Problem F-George washington

  10. I think the part that says people are allowed to vote is most important because if we weren’t allowed to vote than our government would be no better than the government that we just fought because they wouldn’t listen to us and wouldn’t stop taxing and I compare no voting to not being listened to because if we can’t vote than we don’t get to choose who represents us and who becomes our president and that basically means we don’t have a say which is the exact reason he didn’t want to be ruled by England.

  11. A;:it was in philadelphia pennsylvania it was form from pennsylvania state house wiech was late rename at inderpande hall.
    b: they let it keep going .
    c: the first president is George Washington

  12. I think it was the first part of the Constitution called The Preamble. I think this because it tells what those founding fathers set to do.

  13. I think the most important statement is “make sure we have freedom to ourselves and our future.” I think that because they should always have freedom . they should not be allowed to be pushed around.

  14. A. The people didn’t like how only one state had one vote. They also didn’t like how they were arresting farmers that were veterans for not paying their debts and throwing them in jail.

    B. The convention was held in Philadelphia.

    C. Britain still has forts in the US. Spain forbids the US from sending goods to New Orleans. Pirates raid ships but the US has no Navy. The US cannot repay loans to France and Holland. Without a new plan the US will fall apart.

    D. Everyone got into a fight about whether they should or should not have slavery, and they decided to leave it the way it was.

    E. There would be an upper house and a lower house and they would call it the House of Representatives. The upper house would have the one state one vote rule and the lower house would have perpotional voting. There would be also be a Senate and a Supreme Court and a president.

    F. The first president was George Washington.

  15. A. Farmers couldn’t pay their debt and the government took their land.

    B. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    C. All countries should have equal rights

    D. Southern would not let slavery go

    E. They decided to scrap the confederation and start fresh

    F. George Washington

  16. “Make sure we have freedom to ourselves and our future” Because freedom is very important to us and what we can do. And we should be able to have freedom over our future.

  17. I think the most important part is ” and make sure we have freedom for ourselves and our future “. I think this part is most important because it shows that they want liberty and freedom for everyone. Some parts of freedom they are still working on, like weather they have slaves or not.that is why I think that part is the most important. 🙂

  18. I think that the most important part of this is when they say, ¨make sure we have Freedom to ourselves and our Future.¨ I think this because a big part of the issues in America is about freedom and equal rights for all people, such as slavery. I am sure this part of the preamble was very important to a bunch of people.

  19. I think a very important thing they say in the constitution is “Make sure of peace in our country” and when they say ” And make sure we have freedom to ourselves and our future.” I think this because slaves were taken from Africa and were put to work by people who would physically and mentally abused them. They were not allowed that freedom we have and they had to by freedom it wasn’t given to them.

  20. “and to make sure we have freedom to ourselves and our future. I think this is important because they have self government and because we should be able to have freedom and not be controled

  21. I think we the people is a the 3 important words. We the people is important to our country because back then people didn´t have freedom. The first presdint
    George Washinton sign the the we the we the people. We the people means freedom.

  22. I think that the most important phrase in the Preamble is
    “Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”

    I think that that was the most important phrase in the Preamble because it means that they will make sure that they get freedom and that they will keep that freedom for the Future and I think that that is very important because they are making a vow to protect the freedom.

  23. “and to make sure we have freedom to ourselves and our future”. I think this is important because they have self government and because we should be able to have freedom and not be controlled

  24. I think that the most important quote is that to make sure we have freedom to ourselves and our future.i think this is important because if we didn’t have freedom our country would be totally different.All of the people would probably be slaves and we wouldn’t be a united nation.A Lot of the people that live in are country would be sent back from where they came from.

  25. In my opinion I think the most important phrase is “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves.” I think this is the most important because it is sayin that they can be free.

  26. I think that the most important phrase is “make sure we have Freedom to ourselves and our Future”. I think this because all of the country’s wan’t freedom. We would not be a united nation without freedom. Our population would be down because people come here to be free. All the people would be sent back to where they came from.

  27. I think peace is the most important word because back then they were fighting with the british and there was slavery for the farmers to do work non stop.

  28. I think that the most important words in the preamble are “insure domestics Tranquiity” because you need to make laws to keep peace. If there were no laws there would be mayhem all over the U.S.A. Also, if you didn’t have laws then the U.S.A would fall apart

  29. Ithink the most important part of the preamble is when it says. Make sure we have freedom to ourselves and our future. I think this is important because it states we will always have freedom.

  30. In my opinion the most important word is Tranquility. This is because people want peace. Another reason is because people don’t want to die, to be any fights, and they don’t want their towns to get ruined. This is why I thought Tranquility was the most important word in the preamble.

  31. I think the most important sentence in the preamble is “And make sure we have freedom to ourselfs and our future.” I think this is the most important sentence because it shows the founding fathers wanted the U.S to be a civilized,good running, good governed ,peaceful state.THe founding fathers also showed through words and actions that they did not just want this when they were living they wanted their claim that they have been saying all along to last. In the preamble it also says “and our future.” This proves the claim that the founding fathers made was for there freedom,the citizens of the country and most of all there own country.

  32. for a more perfect country
    in order for a more perfect country we need to have peace and freedom by no slavery and no war because if that happens then it will create a bigger problem.

  33. In the Preamble from the constitution I think that the most important words are ” To make sure we have freedom for ourselves and our future.” I think this because some countries today don’t have freedom and can’t vote or do what they want to do. I think it tells us to be grateful for what we have and we don’t have to live that life.

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