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U.S. Government


In this blended learning unit, student will explore the U.S. Government from the Articles of Confederation through the writing of the Constitution.  Students will be able to recognize the reasons why the founding fathers included the ideas and principles in these documents based on historical perspectives.  

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5 - U3.3.1 Describe the powers of the National Government and the State Government under the Articles of Confederation
5 - U3.3.2 Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
5 - U3.3.3 Explain why the Constitution was written
5 - U3.3.4 Describe the disagreements over representation and slavery and the Constitutional Convention and how the Framers addressed them in the Constitution
5 - U3.3.5 Examine and list the key powers of the 3 branches of government and how they limit one another
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