Formation of Government 1776-1790

Formation of Government 1776-1790

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why the Declaration of Independence was written

  • Explain why & how did the role of women change in republican society?

  • Explain why Americans initially adopted a confederation as their form of government.

  • Identify the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

  • Explain the causes and consequences of Shays’ Rebellion

  • Identify the central issues of the 1787 Constitutional Convention and their solutions

  • Describe the conflicts over the ratification of the federal constitution

  • Explain the reason behind the "Great Compromise."

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