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Articles of Confederation

Articles of Confederation
Product Description
Articles of Confederation.

Key words include:
Central Government
Bill of Rights
States’ Rights

This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- The fears the American citizens had in creating a new government after the injustice suffered by Britain.
- The creation of state constitutions and why some had a Bill of Rights
- The creation of the Articles of Confederation
- What the United States government looked like under the Articles of Confederation
- The reasons why the Central government was so weak and the potential consequences

Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
Why did the states want a weak central government?

**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 1 of Forming a United States Government Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 29-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!

PLEASE NOTE: This lesson is a PowerPoint document. The TEXT in this PowerPoint document can be altered, as can the order of the slides, transitions between slides, and animation of bullet points. The photos and proprietary fonts (in the titles and backgrounds) have been “digitally flattened” and are NOT able to be altered. This protects against copyright violation. Please understand what you are buying and my Terms of Use before purchasing this lesson. Thank you!

Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 1: Articles of Confederation
Lesson 2: Northwest Ordinance and Shays' Rebellion
Lesson 3: Virginia and New Jersey Plans, Great Compromise
Lesson 4: Three-Fifths Compromise
Lesson 5: The United States Constitution
Lesson 6: Federalism, Checks and Balances
Lesson 7: Federalist v. Anti-Federalists
Lesson 8: Bill of Rights
UNIT: Forming a United States Government

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Total Pages
29-slide PowerPoint presentation, 3 page graphic organizer
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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