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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON SIX- A

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CONFEDERATION AND UNION

What government did the new country have in 1781?  Did it work?  Why or Why not?  what does the Declaration of Independence say about this situation?  What did the Congress call for in 1787?
What did the men do in Philadelphia?  What is the great Compromise?  How did the framers intend to measure the consent of the people?  What did many of the Anti-Federalists want?

TERMS TO CONSIDER
 
Articles of Confederation
Peace of Paris, 1783
Northwest Territory
Daniel Shays
Annapolis Meeting
Mount Vernon Meetings
 
preamble
amendments
ratification
"bundle of compromises"
Federalist Papers
Madison
Patterson
Sherman
Hamilton
Lansing and Yates
Bill of Rights

AP EXAM QUESTION
2003 FORM A, PART B
Question 2
Evaluate the extent to which the Articles of Confederation were effective in solving the problems that confronted the new nation.
2005 FORM B, PART B
Question 3
To what extent was the United States Constitution a radical departure from the Articles of Confederation?
2006 FORM B, PART B
Question 2
"The United States Constitution of 1787 represented an economic and ideological victory for the traditional American political elite."  Assess the validity of that statemnet for the period 1781 to 1789.

READING TO CONSIDER
1. What is a faction?
2. How can you get rid of one?
3. Will this work?

 
 
 
 
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,..." Declaration of Independence, 1776