Our goal here is to identify the differences between the United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution.

Choose a resource and use it to complete the activity below.

Gateway Book Pages: 225-234

Comparing the U.S. and Florida Constitutions: Interactive Powerpoint

Block 1

In your Journal make three columns as shown in the picture.

One for U.S. one for Florida and one for both.

Place each Key Term in the appropriate Column.

Block 2

Explain how the amendment process is different in the U.S. Constitution and the Florida Constitution. This information can be found in the interactive Powerpoint in the Practice 4 section or on page 230.

Comparing the U.S. and Florida Constitutions: Interactive Powerpoint

Block 3

Use the information in the document below to complete a worksheet which you will get from me.

Block 4

Use the image below to learn the different types of government powers. You will need to be able to complete a matching game in class to complete this block.

Block 5 

Using one paragraph please explain:

  1. What is Federalism                                                                                                                                                                                        
  2. How does it limit the power of the Federal Government

Block 6 

Complete the venn diagram using the word bank below:

  • Guarantees individual freedoms
  • amendment process
  • Bill of Rights
  • cannot overrule anything in the U.S. Constitution
  • 3 branches
  • Supremacy Clause
  • addresses education
  • applies to all 50 states
  • Amendments can be proposed by the legislature
  • written in 1787
  • current constitution ratified in 1968
  • established post office
  • called for the election of the cabinet
  • made English the official language
  • coins money

Block 7

Use the Quiz below to practice. In order to pass this block however you must complete the quiz on one of my testing phones.

Practice Quiz