• Constitution

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    Learning Goals


    Identify the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation and the work of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

    Examine and list the key powers of the three branches of government created by the Constitution

    Identify which branch(es) of the government can act in certain situations

    Identify three issues that the delegates to the Constitution Convention agreed on and three that they debated


    Identify freedoms protected in the Bill of Rights

    Identify situations that represent key amendments in the Bill of Rights

    Summarize the points of view of different participants in Tinker v. Des Moines, a Supreme Court decision that extended the protections of freedom of speech to students

    Apply knowledge of the Bill of Rights to determine whether actions are legal or illegal

    Chapter 14 Vocabulary : Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention, constitution, checks and balances, legislative branch, executive branch, judicial branch, compromise, cabinet, impeach, veto, monarchy, rule of law, republic
    Be Able to do the Following:

    ·        Identify key powers of each branch of government

    ·         When given a situation be able to decide which branch of government is exercising power

    ·         Be able to explain the weaknesses of the Article of the Confederation

    ·         Be able to identity why the following people were important during the Constitutional Convention:          

                   George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Gouverneur Morris and James Madison

    ·         Know why the Constitutional Convention was called

    ·         Be able to explain the Great Compromise

    ·         Know how a bill becomes a law

    ·        Define  Vocabulary terms

    Reading Notes for Chapter 14:  Reading Notes Chapter 14
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