What You Need to Know:

SS.7.C.1.5: Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.

Vocabulary: 

  • Articles of Confederation
  • Constitutional
  • Convention
  • debt
  • Shay’s Rebellion

Learning Scale

4.0 I can identify and analyze
how weaknesses of the Article
of Confederation led to the
writing of the Constitution.

3.0 I can identify how weaknesses
of the Article of
Confederation led to the
writing of the Constitution.

2.0 With help, I can identify
partially how weaknesses of
the Article of Confederation
led to the writing of the
Constitution.

1.0 Even with help, I struggle to
identify how weaknesses of
the Article of Confederation
led to the writing of the
Constitution.

Block 1

Use the interactive slide show or the video below to answer the Following Questions:

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What were the major weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

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What were the consequences of these weaknesses

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Why did the founding fathers replace the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution?

Interactive PowerPoint: From Confederation to Constitution

Block 2

What was Shay’s Rebellion and why was it important to the writing of the Constitution?

Web link for Shay’s Rebellion reading

Test Your Knowledge:

Bill of Rights Quiz
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation Quizlet
The Constitutional Convention Quiz
Stregths and Weaknesses of The Articles of Confederation Quizlet
The Articles of Confederation Vs. The Constitution Quizlet

Additional Resources:

Gateway Book Pages: 48 to 62

Constitution Slide Show pay close attention to Slides 6 thru 10
Constitution Video
TED Video: The Making of the American Constitution