The Constitution. Chapter 2 Mr. Manzo American Government: Continuity and Change. The Constitution. In this chapter we will cover… The Origins of a New Nation The Declaration of Independence The Articles of Confederation Writing the Constitution
Continuity and Change
In this chapter we will cover…
Lieutenant Shays. He fought at Bunker Hill and at Ticonderoga. By 1777, Shays had leveraged his ability to raise men willing to serve under him into a Captain's commission in the Fifth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army. Captain Shays continued to build his reputation as a courageous and competent officer, including fighting Burgoyne's invading army at Saratoga, New York, and participating in the desperate action at Stony Point, New York. General Lafayette himself honored Captain Shays along with other officers under his command with a ceremonial sword as a mark of his personal esteem.
Highly developed Economy
International merchants, plantation and slave owners.
Money lenders, bankers.
Freed slaves, small merchants, laborers, servants.
Daniel Shays' home in Pelham.
Massachusetts General Court
Conkey's Tavern in Pelham was a popular gathering place for Daniel Shays and other local Regulators.
1-Represenatation – Great/Connecticut Compromise July 16, 1787
2-Slavery – linked to representation. Moment of debate. Article I Section 9.
3-National Executive – links to the revolution.
The Supremacy Clause - Article IV says that federal law is supreme. So if the states and federal government argue, the feds win.
Article V creates a two-stage process for amending the Constitution: proposal and ratification.