Announcements

  • Your midterm portfolio is due on Friday by midnight. You will need to submit your portfolio electronically.
  • Exam II for History will take place on October 26th. Keep up with your reading and studying for this test.

Resources for Exam II

  • Presenting for Today are the following:
    • The Confederation and the Search for Order - Vanessa Acosta, George Trejo, and Victoria Paradero
      • Articles of Confederation
      • Federalists and Anti-federalists
      • What went down at the Philadelphia Convention? What were the key decisions made at Philadelphia?
        • First they selected a president; who was this dude?
        • What were some of the powers given to Congress?
        • What was the Virginia Plan and who wrote it? Did this plan look to increase the power of the federal govt. or to limit?
        • What was the New Jersey Plan? Did this plan look to increase the power of the federal govt. or to limit?
        • How did they compromise?
          • Congress was denied the power to limit the slave trade for the next 20 years
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          • Connecticut Compromise -- House of Representative and the Senate

Convention Stuff

  • What was the process of ratification?
    • How many states were needed to ratify (approve) the constitution?
    • What key document was used to convince states to ratify (approve) the constitution? Who were its authors?
  • Patrick Henry --Why was Patrick Henry so fearful of the proposed constitution
  • James Madison -- why was Madison so frustrated with the Articles of Confederation
  • '''Establishing a Government, Parts 1 & @