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The American Revolution

The American Revolution

Author: Monica Lopez-Marroquin

Students will be able to explain the significance of the American Constitution. 

5.7 Students describe the people and events associated with the development of the U.S. Constitution and analyze the Constitution’s significance as the foundation of the American republic. 

  • Understand the fundamental principles of American constitutional democracy,
    including how the government derives its power from the people and the primacy of individual liberty.
  • Understand how the Constitution is designed to secure our liberty by both empowering
    and limiting central government and compare the powers granted to citizens, Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court with those reserved to the states.
  • Know the songs that express American ideals (e.g., “America the Beautiful,” “The Star
    Spangled Banner”).

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To understand the significance of the American Revolution, please so the following: 

  1. Please read the following article. "Constitution"
  2. See the video The Constitution of the United States of America.
  3. Hear the following songs. America the Beautiful and Star Spangled Banner.

Based on what you know about the American revolution and Constitution, why do you think it was necessary to create a constitution?

Please create a new document on google docs brainstorming ideas answering the question. You can answer using bullet points or any type of documents. When you have at least five ideas, share with at least three other people in class. Other students will add ideas to your document and you need to add new ideas to other student's document. At the end, share the document with me. 

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Please take the quiz to see what you learned.