Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday - Social Studies

Tonight you'll get an opportunity to work on SS.

1. Study for your test

2. Work on States and Capitals

3. Answer this question: After the Revolutionary War, how did our nation form our government? Write as much as you'd like.

17 comments:

  1. 3. 55 delegate got together and revised a way to changed articles of confederation. The delegates wanted to create a stronger national government. They came up with a plan that gave congress greater power over the states. It also split congress up into 2 houses. 1 of the houses was called the house of representatives and the other was the senate. After the convention a new plan of government called the constitution was developed.

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  2. We formed a new government by having much debate over the topic of a government. We had come up with the Articles Of Confederation, written in 1781. These articles were supposed help the Americans by not being like England, and having one very powerful leader. So, they didn't give much power to the congress. This backfired after different states used different currencies making it very hard to trade with the money. So, they then realized that having a strong government would be better. So, in May 1787, 55 delegates came together to discuss a new government in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was known as the Continental Convention. The Virginia plan was discussed in the debate, and the delegates from Virginia said that they wanted to have two houses for the delegates. The number of delegates there were would be based of the population. But, people with fewer populations, felt it was unfair since they would get less delegates. So, the New Jersey delegates offered the New Jersey Plan. This plan said that there would be one house in congress, and the same number of representatives in Congress. To solve this problem the delegates came up with a compromise. They made a compromise that they would have two houses: one house would be the House Of Representatives with representatives based off the population. There was also another house called the Senate with the same number of delegates. This was called "The Great Compromise". There was also the Constitution which was the new plan for the government. This had amendments added because the AntifederalIsts and the Federalists agreed on amendments. This list had ten amendments. The Constitution was ratified in 1788. The 10 amendments were ratified 1791. This is known as The Bill Of Rights.

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    1. WOW!!!!! Your response was so detailed and told history very accurately!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!@.@

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  4. The states, still a confederation and almost entirely agrarian, had a total population of under 4 million. The former colonies were struggling through a major economic depression and just beginning to understand how to operate outside the confines of British rule.
    In 1812, the United States, organized under a central, constitutional government, the population of 10 million people.

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    1. Good job! Nice point about the economic depression!

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  5. 3. Answer this question: After the Revolutionary War, how did our nation form our government? Write as much as you'd like.

    After the Revolutionary War, our nation was a mess. Even though we published the Articles of Confederation 1781, the articles couldn't uphold our financial needs. The country needed more money so they could repay countries like France that helped them win the war. Since the government was small, they didn't have the power to collect taxes or tax imported goods. That made it very easy for things to be imported, but very hard to export items to countries like England. Many people, like Alexander Hamilton, believed that a small national government would make other countries and citizens of the United States lose respect in the country. These people were called Federalists. In 1787, the Virginia Plan was written. The Virginia Plan stated that the United States should have a strong central government and have 2 houses in Congress, both having the number of representatives based off of the state population. Some people from smaller states opposed the Virginia Plan, so they created the New Jersey Plan. In the New Jersey Plan, there was a strong central government and had one house in Congress with the same number of representatives per state. Later that year, 55 delegates met in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention and created the "Great Compromise." This made 2 houses in Congress, the Senate, where each state had two people represent, and the House of Representatives, where the amount of representatives depended on the amount of people in the state (1 representative per 30,000 people.) After, in 1788, the Constitution was published. This was in favor of the Federalists. To make the Antifederalists happy, they then passed the Bill of Rights 1791.

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  6. A couple of delegates from each of the 13 original colonies came together to change and revise the Articles of Confederation. This meeting become known as the Constitutional Convention. But soon they realized that to make a stronger government they would have to replace the Articles of Confederation. They split the Congress into 2 houses. The number of representatives a state had in each house of Congress would be based on it's population.

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  7. 3. It establishes the form of the national government and defines the rights and liberties of the American people. It also lists the aims of the national government and the methods of achieving them. Previously, the nation's leaders had established an alliance among the states under the Articles of Confederation. But the Congress created by the Articles lacked the authority to make the states work together to solve national problems.

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    1. Great response!!! They did lack the authority to solve problems!

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  8. After the war they wanted to make a central government that did not have too much power like King George III did. They wrote the Articles of Confederation those were ratified in 1781. This was too weak, then they wrote the Constitution. They added the Bill of Rights, and amendments to make it stronger.

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  9. I realize the material is complicated. I enjoyed reading the Fireballs' responses tonight because the content showed some depth and understanding.

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