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Review . In class review tomorrow – you will not be able to use any notes or write down the review. Look through your notes tonight so you are prepared. What was our first constitution called?. Articles of Confederation.

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Review

Review

In class review tomorrow – you will not be able to use any notes or write down the review. Look through your notes tonight so you are prepared





Congress could under the articles
Congress could under the Articles: under the Articles?

  • Make treaties

  • Declare war

  • Coin money

  • Establish post offices


Congress could not
Congress could not: under the Articles?

  • Tax

  • Draft for the military

  • Had no way of enforcing laws

  • Next to impossible to amend the Articles


Under the articles
Under the Articles, under the Articles?

  • No President

  • No National Court System



  • States entered into a confederation together?

    • Each state was sovereign

    • Absolutely didn’t want another Great Britain.

    • Keep the states powerful and the federal government weak.










So we have the constitutional convention
So, we have the Constitutional Convention constitution?

  • Delegates meet in Philadelphia

    • Intention was to tweak the Articles

    • Realize that isn’t possible

    • Lots of conflict between the two groups

      • What are these two groups called?


Federalist papers
Federalist Papers constitution?

  • 85 essays written to support the Constitution

  • Federalist 10 – James Madison

    • Wants a gov’t capable of controlling the violence and damage caused by factions

      • Groups of people that form to protect and promote their economic interests and political views

      • Factions are inevitable

      • Representative style gov’t would be best for controlling factions



You must know
You Must know constitution?

  • Anti Federalists – Wanted a Bill of Rights

  • Anti Federalists – favored the Articles; were willing to just tweak them

  • Feds wanted a strong central government

  • Feds felt like people’s rights were already protected under state constitutions


Compromises
Compromises constitution?

  • Great Compromise

    • Bicameral

    • House = Population

    • Senate = Equality

    • We see this today


3 5 compromise
3/5 Compromise constitution?

  • Slaves would count for 3/5 of a person for taxing and representation purposes


Electoral college
Electoral College constitution?

  • President would be elected through the Electoral College

  • Disney Educational Productions: The Electoral College – YouTube

  • Electoral College 9 minutes - YouTube


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