8-U3.3.1-Explain the reasons for the adoption and subsequent failure of the Articles of Confederation. 8-U3.3.2-Identify economic and political questions facing the nation during the period of the Articles of Confederation and the opening of the Constitutional Convention. 8-U3.3.3-Describe the major issues debated at the Constitutional Convention including the distribution of political power, conduct of foreign affairs, rights of individuals, rights of states, election of the executive, and slavery as a regional and federal issue. 8-U3.3.4-Explain how the new constitution resolved the major issues including sharing, separating, and checking of power among federal government institutions, dual sovereignty, rights of individuals, the Electoral College, the Three-Fifths Compromise, and the Great Compromise. 8-U3.3.5-Analyze the debates over the ratification of the Constitution from the perspectives of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists and describe how the states ratified the Constitution. 8-U3.3.6-Explain how the Bill of Rights reflected the concept of limited government, protections of basic freedoms, and the fear of many Americans of a strong central government. 8-U3.3.7-Using important documents describe the historical and philosophical origins of constitutional government in the United States using the ideas of social compact, limited government, natural rights, right of revolution, separation of powers, bicameralism, republicanism, and popular participation in government.
Unit 4 Writing Prompt
Which of the 10 Amendments to the Bill of Rights do you feel is the most important?