The Road to the Constitution. Quick Review. Declaration of Independence Second Continental Congress Approved July 4, 1776 The Articles of Confederation 1777, our first constitution Weak federal government Shay ’ s Rebellion, 1786-1787. Strengthening the National Government. 1787
-George Mason at the Constitutional Convention
*Everyone knew that failure could mean disaster*
Virginia vs. New Jersey
1. What is Constitution and every state ratified it immediately and we all had a big party and we all lived happily ever after, right…?a form of government in which power is divided between the federal (national) government and the states?
2. What did the Anti-Federalists want to add to the Constitution?
3. Who was the father of the Constitution? Constitution?