This week in Civics
Upcoming Weeks: Discuss the debate among delegates over the kind of national government that was needed, identify the views of the federlists and the anti-federalist, and learn the goals our government stated in the preamble to constitution.
This Week: Discuss the debate among delegates over the kind of national government that was needed, identify the views of the federlists and the anti-federalist, and learn the goals our government stated in the preamble to constitution.
Last week: Research the first successful Bristish Colony in America, Leaern about the causes of the Townshend Acts, and explain the need for the first and second continental congress.
Chapter 5 Review questions
Key terms, Charts- Federalist vs Anti federalist, Constitution vs Articles of Confederation, State and Nation government shared powers
- Explain the Virginia Plan and who introduced it. James Madison. 2 house legislature; representatives based on population
- Explain the New Jersey plan and who introduced it. William Paterson. 1 house legislature; representatives equal for all states
- How many delegates signed the Constitution and on what date? 39. Date: 9/17/1787
- List the 4 details of the Federalist’s views for a strong national government. Protect the states, maintain order, regulate trade, guarantee rights of citizens
- List the 3 details of the Anti-Federalist’s views for a weak national government. Allow politicians to be closer constituents, protect people’s liberties, and limit abuse of power
- Who wrote the Federalist papers? James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton
- What are six goals of our government? To form a more perfect union, to establish justice, to insure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, to promote the general welfare, and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
- List the 7 articles of the Constitution. 1. Legislative, 2. Executive, 3. Judicial, 4. States, 5. Amendments, 6. Supremacy of the Constitution, 7. Ratification
- What are the three principles that limit our government? Federalism, Checks and Balances, and Separation of Powers