In this unit we'll begin by exploring the challenges faced by the founders. We'll also be diving into a study of the United States political system in order to understand the unique aspects of our democratic republic.
Guiding Questions 1. What were the challenges faced by the newly formed United States? 2. What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? 3. What were the arguments made by Federalists and Anti-Federalists? 4. What compromises were made in order to ratify the U.S. Constitution? 5. How was the governments organized under the new U.S. Constitution? 6. What is the Bill of Rights, and what purpose does it serve?