“What Were the Articles of Confederation, Why Did Some Founders Want to Change Them?”
“How Was the Philadelphia Convention Organized?”
1.) (Optional) Listen to the purpose of these lessons here and here.
2.) Read pages 192 – 227 in your We The People text. Your online text companion for this lesson can be found here.
3) Also, read Article 1 as explained by Official Senate Historian, Dr. Don Ritchie: Chapter on Article I of the Constitution here.
4.) THEN WATCH THE FIRST VIDEO FROM THIS SERIES MADE BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HERE.
5.) TAKE ARTICLE I CONSTITUTION QUIZ HERE.
6.) Take Quiz 8/9 on Moodle here.
7.) View Video: James Madison – Did You Know? (Feel free to mute the 15 second ad and watch the 2 minute biography which follows.)
James Madison’s notes from the Philadelphia convention can be found here.
George Washington’s Diary can be read here. Washington’s Diary from the Philadelphia Convention time period begins here.
FOR A MORE DETAILED STUDY OF OUR LEGISLATIVE PROCESS, A FULL AND DETAILED DESCRIPTION CAN BE READ HERE.