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Title: Planning the American Government


1
Planning the American Government
  • Chapter 2, Theme B

2
Pop Quiz 2
  1. In what state did Shays Rebellion occur?
  2. What state sent no delegates to the
    Constitutional Convention?
  3. What delegate kept a secret notebook of the
    proceedings framed the VA Plan?
  4. What states plan was supported by the small
    states to revise the AOC?
  5. On what date was the Constitution approved by a
    majority of delegates from the 12 states in
    attendance?
  6. Who was the oldest delegate present?

3
Shays Rebellion
  • Watch the video. As you watch, note parallels to
    the American Revolution. Jot down at least 3
    that you see.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?v3ImIEcsTEVo
  • Watch the video. As you watch, note how the
    weaknesses of the AOC made Shays Rebellion even
    more dangerous. How does this rebellion lead to
    change?
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vSHabpxcXK5cfeature
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    next0

4
Winds of Change
  • Why was the Constitutional Convention doomed at
    the onset?
  • Why was the Constitutional Convention viewed as
    extralegal by the critics?
  • Who attended? Who was absent?
  • What delicate problem faced the Framers?

5
Men, Manners Rules
  • Get in groups of 4. Take down at least 1 man, 1
    manner, and 1 rule from a classmate that you did
    not put in your notes.
  • Pick a spokesperson.
  • Discuss men with examples.
  • Discuss manners with examples.
  • Discuss rules with examples.

6
The Compromise Challenge
  • Conflict Structure of the Legislature?
  • Virginia Plan JM major author
  • Strong, 3-branch Government
  • Bicameral legis. w/ 1 house chosen by population
  • Council of Revision
  • Exec. Jud. Br. chosen by legislature

7
The Compromise Challenge
  • Conflict Structure of the Legislature?
  • New Jersey Plan
  • Formed over small states fears
  • Sought to amend AOC than replace
  • Weak Fed. Govt creature of state govtsState
    sovereignty maintained
  • Enhanced small states interest and strengthened
    power of national govt

8
The Compromise Challenge
  • The Great (or CT) Compromise
  • Bicameral Legis. Created to please both factions
  • House by population (lg. states) with power over
    taxation. Directly elected.
  • Senate equal representation (sm. states) with
    power over executive and judicial branches.
    Elected by st. legis.

9
The Compromise Challenge
  • Other Conflicts Compromises
  • Slaves Representation Problem
  • Factions?
  • Compromise?
  • Slave Trade Future
  • Factions?
  • Compromise?
  • Control of Commerce Issues
  • Factions?
  • Compromise?
  • Electoral College Creation

10
Assignment
  • Read pp. 30-35. Take notes on the major
    differences between the Federalists and
    Anti-Federalists.
  • Read A21-A29, handout. Answer questions for
    each piece.
  • Do the assignments in this order! Due Thursday.
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