Lecture – Creating the Constitution

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Discussion 7 – Creating the Constitution
Civics – 2005-2006
I.
Name:
Date:
Block:
Prior Knowledge
A. Have you ever created something that has never been created
before? What was it?
B. What were three problems of the Articles of Confederation?
1.
2.
3.
II.
Discussion
A. Shay’s Rebellion (1786-87)
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
B. Annapolis Convention (1786)
i.
ii.
iii.
C. Philadelphia Convention (May 1787)
i.
ii.
iii.
1.
2.
D. Was it necessary?
i. Most states agreed that the Articles needed to be revised to
____________________, __________________, and prevent
__________________
ii. However, several states did not support __________________
_______________________
E. What did the people who attended the Convention have in
common?
i. Relatively _______________
ii. ___________________________
iii. _____ Continental Congress
iv. _____ governors
v. _____ had signed the ______________
vi. _____ were important ________________ _________
vii. _____ were large ____________________ _________________
viii. ____ were physicians
ix. _________ attended college
III.
Class Work: Using Exploring American Citizenship (pages 30-34
identify what the following groups of people felt should be included
in the Constitution and why.
A. Northerners:
B. Southerners:
C. Large States (population):
D. Small States (population):
E. Merchant or Businessman
F. Farmer
Discussion 7 – Creating the Constitution
Civics – 2005-2006
Name:
Date:
Block:
Directions: Make up a quote that represents how that delegate felt on a
particular argument at the convention.
Extra Credit – Using traditional or online sources, (I found
teachingamericanhistory.org. to be very helpful, identify a delegate from
each group) find an exact quote that represents how that delegate felt
about a particular argument at the convention.
A. Farmer
Example: “The states should be allowed to have slaves. The
entire country's economy depends on it.”
B. Northerners:
C. Southerners:
D. Large States (population):
E. Small States (population):
F. Merchant or Businessman
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