Enduring Understandings Students will understand: Students will understand: The problems creating a new government; The First and Second Continental Congress; The plusses and minuses of the Confederation of States; The relationships between the united states.
Essential Questions Analyze the early problems setting up a Federal government. Examine how the relationships between the colonies, now states, created tension in the young country. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the new country. Determine the type of government dealt with early foreign relations.
Students will know… The structure of England’s parliamentary form of government. The structure of the First Continental Congress; The structure of the Second Continental Congress; The importance of a representative form of government. The successes and failures of The Articles of Confederation; The creation of the U.S. Constitution; The reasons the colonies could defeat the stronger enemy The different forms of government tried by a young U.S.
Students will be able to… Students should be able to take the information that is learned and connect it to everyday life. This includes practical knowledge of the economy, government systems and how the past is still seen throughout today’s world in which they live..
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