The Making of the American Constitution [3:57]

Description

How did a meeting intended to revise the Articles of Confederation lead to the new Constitution for the United States? Discover how a handful of men–sitting in sweltering heat and shrouded by secrecy–changed the course of history for America in 1787.

Discussion Questions

  • What are the Articles of Confederation?
  • Name some characteristics that all of the writers of the Constitution had in common?
  • How long did it take to write the Constitution?
  • What crucial promise were the Founding Fathers able to keep while writing the Constitution?  (Hint: it would be nearly impossible to keep today.)
  • Why does the video describe the writing of the Constitution by the Founding Fathers as an act of “overthrowing the very government that sent the there”?
  • What is a constitutional amendment? Name an important amendment and explain why itwas necessary.

Keywords: politics, history, America, constitution, founding fathers, government,

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