Academic Standard: Subject

Creating a New Government
Tennessee State Standards
Social Studies (2014-2019)
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<p><strong>Primary Documents and Supporting Texts to Read:</strong> Preamble of the Constitution; excerpts from Articles 1, 2, and 3 of the United States Constitution; 1st Amendment</p>

Students describe the people and events associated with the development of the Constitution.

Elements within this Subject
Analyze the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, including no power to tax, weak central government, and the impact of Shays' Rebellion.
Explain the events that led to the creation and failure of the Lost State of Franklin.
Identify the various leaders of the Constitutional Convention and analyze the major issues they debated, including:
Explain the ratification process and describe the conflict between Federalists and AntiFederalists over ratification, including the need for a Bill of Rights.
Describe the principles embedded in the Constitution, including:
Write an opinion piece with supporting detail from primary sources that defends the ratification of the Constitution.