Today we are going to learn about the Articles of Confederation, why the first “constitution” didn’t work, and how compromise led to the Constitution.
Learning Goal, Benchmark, & Scales
Students will understand how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the development of the Constitution, and that the U.S. Constitution establishes the government.
SS.7.C.1.4 - Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence
SS.7.C.1.5 – Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution