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Unit I: Constitutional Underpinnings. The Origins of the Constitution. Nation’s Basic Law Creates political institutions Assigns or divides powers in government Often provides certain guarantees to citizens Includes an unwritten accumulation of traditions and precedents

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Unit i constitutional underpinnings

Unit I: Constitutional Underpinnings

The Origins of the Constitution


The constitution

  • Nation’s Basic Law

    • Creates political institutions

    • Assigns or divides powers in government

    • Often provides certain guarantees to citizens

    • Includes an unwritten accumulation of traditions and precedents

    • Sets the broad rules of the game of politics

The Constitution


Road to revolution

Road to Revolution


Declaring independence

Declaring Independence


The english heritage the power of ideas

The English Heritage: The Power of Ideas


Jefferson s handiwork the american creed

Jefferson’s Handiwork: the American Creed


The conservative revolution

The “Conservative” Revolution


The government that failed 1776 1787

The Government that Failed (1776-1787)


Changes in the states

Changes in the States


Economic turmoil

Economic Turmoil


Shay s rebellion

Shay’s Rebellion


The aborted annapolis meeting

The Aborted Annapolis Meeting


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