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From left to right then top to bottom; Independence Hall- Philadelphia PA, The Massachusetts Representatives desk at Independence Hall, Independence Hall Assembly Room, Benjamin Franklin Printing House- Philadelphia, PA, Samuel Adams' Green Dragon Tavern Location-Boston MA, USS Constitution- Boston Harbor, Boston MA
Students will group together and use the US Constitution (link to digital US Constitution to the right under Mr. C's Links) as a primary source document and answer Document Based Questions with their group.
1. What does the article your group was assigned explain about our government?
2. Are there any powers given to government, states, or citizens expressed in the article?
3. Are there any limits on powers to government, states, or citizens expressed in the article?
Document Based Questions: The United States Constitution
1. According to Article Six, what became the "supreme law of the land" and who was forced to obey it?"
2. Who was required to swear oaths to support the Constitution of the United States?
3. Explain how the Constitution gave the new Federal Government increased powers that allowed it to effectively govern the entire nation. Give three specific examples.
4. Explain how the Separation of Powers limits the power of the Federal Government. Give three specific examples.
5. Why did the Framers separate the powers of the Federal Government into 3 branches?
6. Describe how Federalism limits the power of the Federal Government.
7. Why was Federalism included in the United States Constitution?
8. How does the Bill of Rights protect the people against abuses by the government?
9. State and explain one example of a right or freedom that is protected by the Bill of Rights.
10. With the exception of Supreme Court Justice, what do all Federal Government Officeholders have to do every two to six years?
11. How can American citizens show their disapproval with the actions of Federal Officeholders and force them to make changes?
COMPLETE ANSWERS, IN FULL SENTENCES, ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER AND ATTACH TO THE QUESTIONS SHEET.
Mr. C's Digital Classroom
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Mr. C's Links
Interactive United States Constitution
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
The Library of Congress
9/7/17 List 2 examples of a primary source, and 2 examples of a secondary source. Also bring in one example of a primary or a secondary source.