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.”