For the next three days we will be looking at the major differences that existed between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Looking closer into the arguments that each of these groups had, we will be gaining a perspective into some fundamental arguments and perspectives that will continue to be discussed about the nature of power in government and the rights of individuals.
I CAN IDENTIFY the key differences between the beliefs of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists
I CAN EXPLAIN the constitutional beliefs of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists
To help students keep the growing number of events and documents that we have covered this year so far, we will create a short timeline in notebooks and arrange the following items:
13 American Colonies, Declaration of Independence, American Revolution, Articles of Confederation, Shays Rebellion, Constitutional Convention, Constitution is Complete!
After we have properly sorted these items I will then bring out the word “RATIFICATION”. As a class we will define this word and explain that although the Constitutional Convention is completed the Constitution itself will still need to be accepted by the country.
On Wed. we will first read the following section in the book:
and then filling in the following guided notes:
We will talk about the difference between the government structures of a “Confederation” and “Federalism”.
Today’s Power Point:
Advanced American History
Today’s Reading: Jr Scholastic Constitution
Individual Chart: Fed – Anti Fed chart
To ensure that we can understand the different views between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, we will complete the two following activities: