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The Constitution: Creating a New Federal Government

The Constitution: Creating a New Federal Government

Author: Tim Sexton
Description:
Social Studies > Next Generation Sunshine State Standards > SS.7.C.1.5 - Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.

 


 

This series takes a close look at the United States Constitution and how it works. How our country's founders forged the framework of our government comes to life in this engaging program. Students will learn about James Madison and Alexander Hamilton and their key roles in the creation of the Constitution. Viewers will come to understand why compromise played such an important role in the final drafting of the Constitution and how, because of the Founding Fathers' foresight, the Constitution remains the oldest written framework of a government in the world.
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Understanding the Constitution: Creating a New Federal Government

This series takes a close look at the United States Constitution and how it works. How our country's founders forged the framework of our government comes to life in this engaging program. Students will learn about James Madison and Alexander Hamilton and their key roles in the creation of the Constitution. Viewers will come to understand why compromise played such an important role in the final drafting of the Constitution and how, because of the Founding Fathers' foresight, the Constitution remains the oldest written framework of a government in the world.

Source: Understanding the Constitution: Creating the Federal Government Mazzarella Educational Media, 2001 . Full Video.