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Foundations of the American Constitution Study Guide


Terms and People: Know the defi
nition and significance of each

Separation of Powers


Representative Government


Ch
ecks and Balances



Federalism



New Jersey Plan



Virginia Plan





3/5
th
s Compromise


Shays’ Rebellion



Great Compromise



Articles of Confederation

Legislative Branch



Exec
utive Branch


Judicial Branch


House of Representatives


Senate

Unicameral legislature

bicameral legislature





Big Ideas



Explain how an issue (taxation,
representation,

tyranny, central government, slavery, rights
) created
tension between the US and Britain, analyze how the Articles of Confederation dealt with that issue
and the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Finally, how did the Constitution

attempt to
resolve that issue?



Describe the compromises made in order to reach agreement on the Constitution.

What were the
Virginia, New Jersey Plans and the Great Compromise?



Know at least one check each branch has on the others.

Know powers each branch

of government
possesses.



What are powers given to the states and federal governments?



What were the social, political economic reasons
that the US broke from Britain?




Foundations of the American Constitution Study Guide


Terms and People: Know the def
inition and significance of each

Separation of Powers


Representative Government


Ch
ecks and Balances



Federalism



New Jersey Plan



Virginia Plan





3/5
th
s Compromise


Shays’ Rebellion



Great Compromise



Articles of Confederation

Legislative Branch



Exec
utive Branch


Judicial Branch


House of Representatives


Senate

Unicameral legislature

Bicameral legislature

Big Ideas



Explain how an issue (taxation, representation,

tyranny, central government, slavery, rights
) created
tension between the US and Br
itain, analyze how the Articles of Confederation dealt with that issue
and the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Finally, how did the Constitution attempt to
resolve that issue?



Describe the compromises made in order to reach agreement on the Co
nstitution. What were the
Virginia, New Jersey Plans and the Great Compromise?



Know at least one check each branch has on the others. Know powers each branch of government
possesses.



What are powers given to the states and federal governments?



What were t
he social, political economic reasons that the US broke from Britain?






In a 1 page essay:


Explain how an issue (taxation, representation, tyranny, central government, slavery, rights) created tension
between the US and Britain, analyze how the Articl
es of Confederation dealt with that issue and the
weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Finally, how did the Constitution attempt to resolve that issue?



Thesis Statement/Topic Sentence:



Explain the issue/problem that was creating tension
between the US and Britain:





Explain how the Articles of Confederation tried to deal with (correct/prevent) the
issue:





What new problems emerged because of the Article of Confederation’s attempt to
correct the issue? Explain:





How did the
framers set up the new Constitution of the U.S. to try to fix the
problem?












Thesis

Take
s a clear

stance on the
question. Persuasively
supports that stance with
accurate details that
indic
ate main
points that
will be made in the essay.
The thesis sets up the
organization of the essay.


Takes a stance
on the
question. Indicates
the

main points that
will be made in the
essay, but could use
more detail to make
the stance more
persuasive. The thesis
s
ets up the
organization of the
essay.

Thesis may have one

of
the following concerns:

-
Takes an unclear stance on
the question.

-
The
main points of the
essay are unclear.

-
The essay does not follow
the organization
established by the thesis.

Thesis has
any
of the
following concerns:


No thesis is present.


The thesis only restates
the question and does
nothing else.


There is no indication of
the
main points in the
essay.


Evidence


4 Parts of the
Question:

-
Causes of the
American Revolutio
n

-
Features of the
Articles

-
Problems w/ the
Articles

-
Structures of the
Constitution

Includes relevant,
accurate concrete
details and examples
for all parts of the
question.

Parts of the question
:

-
causes of AR

-
structures of AoC

-
weaknesses of AofC

-
structures of
Constitution

Includes relevant,
accurate concrete
details and
examples for
most of

the parts
of the question
.

Includes relevant,
accurate concrete
details and examples
for some of

the parts
of the question
.

Includes very few
relevant and
a
ccurate concrete
details.

Analysis/Commentary

All details and
examples are
thoroughly explained.
The progression
(cause and effect)
between each event
is thoroughly
explained.



Most details and
examples are
explained. The
progression
(cause and effect)

between most
events is
explained.

Some details and
examples are
explained. The
progression (cause
and effect) between
some events is
explained.

Little to no
explanation of details
and examples.

Content knowledge



Essay demonstrates a
firm and detailed
understanding of the
history.



Essay
demonstrates a
proficient
understanding of
the time period.
Minor content
errors may be
present.

Essay demonstrates a
limited understanding
of the time period.
May
contain a
sign
ificant content
error
.

Essay demonstrates a
confused
understanding of the
time period.
Multiple
significant errors
included, or very
little information
provided.






Organization

Evidence and analysis are
provided in a logical and
persuasive order
that
makes it easy and
interesting to follow the
author's train of thought.

Evidence and analysis
are provided in a
fairly logical order
that makes it
reasonably easy to
follow the author's
train of thought.
Rearrangement a few
points might help to
make th
e argument
more persuasive.

A few of the evidence and
analysis arguments are not
in an expected or logical
order, distracting the
reader and making the
essay seem a little
confusing.

Many of the evidence and
analysis arguments are
not in an expected or
l
ogical order, distracting
the reader and making
the essay seem very
confusing.