Checks and Balances:
Read pages 458-460 in the text.
Checks and Balances Handout and Key
Separation of Powers - Three Branches of the Constitution
Read page 436 (Legislative Branch) in the text.
Read page 437 (Executive Branch) in the text.
Read page 438 (Judicial Branch) in the text.
Three Branches of Government Handout
3 Branches of Government - Key
Enrichment: 3 Ring Circus School House (3 Branches of Government)
School House Rock 3 Branches of Government
Liberty Kids - A 20 minute video showing why we need to move from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution: Liberty Kids - We The People
GREAT informational video: How is Power Divided in the US?
How to Share Power Between the States and the Federal Government
Read page 430. Debate #1 Understand the problem and solution.
Constitutional Convention Debates - How to Share Power Handout
Constitutional Convention Debates - How to Share Power KEY
Debate #2 Continue with page 431 in the text. How much power would each state have in the national Congress? How to balance power between small -population states and large-population states?
Debate #3 Read page 432-433 in the text. Should slaves be “counted as population when determining each state’s number of representatives in the House of Representatives? Who would have the power to continue/abolish/control slavery?
Annapolis Convention and Shays’s Rebellion
Read pages 422 - 424 Complete Side 2 of handout.
Check out all of the different monetary systems that the different states had before the Constitution. How did this affect commerce and the economy?
US Currency Before & After the Constitution