This is a bundle of 4 presentations which includes 3 power point presentations on The Federalist Era of 1789-1801, the Federalists v. the Anti-Federalists and Federalists Era - Vocabulary Exercise. It also includes a Student Study Guide with an answer Key on Federalists v. the Anti-Federalists - The Great Debate. The total number of slides is 82 and each one is editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs. The Student Study Guide and Answer Key is a combined 8 pages.
Power point presentation #1 is titled, The New United States Government - The Federalist Era – 1789-1801 and contains 19 slides.
The U.S. Constitution was drafted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and ratified by the states in 1788, taking effect in 1789. The winning supporters of the ratification of the Constitution were known as Federalists, and the political party later adopted this name.
The new American government was dominated by the Federalist Party, which sought to centralize power in the federal government. The Federalist Era lasted roughly from 1789 to 1801, when the Federalist Party dominated and shaped American politics. The rival Democratic-Republicans, or Anti-Federalists, as they were called, opposed the Constitution in 1788, in part because it lacked a Bill of Rights and because they believed it provided for an overly powerful central government at the expense of state sovereignty and personal liberties.
The Federalists, spearheaded by Alexander Hamilton and his programs, believed that the American economy should be focused on trade and manufacturing, with the government playing an active role in its development. In contrast, the Democratic-Republicans, formed under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, favored a decentralized government and a greater emphasis on state sovereignty.
The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, the election of Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson in 1800, and the death of Alexander Hamilton in 1804 led to the decline and collapse of the Federalist Era.
Thomas Jefferson & James
Taxes, Tariffs, Debt & Growth
The Federalist Party Evolves
Opposition: The Democratic-Republicans
The Jay Treaty of 1794
Decline of the Federalist Party
The Alien & Sedition Acts of 1798
Election of Thomas Jefferson
An “Empire of Liberty”
Death of Hamilton
Power point presentation #2 is titled, The Federalists v. The Anti-Federalists and contains 29 slides.
In 1783, the war was over but the country was very week and its ability to survive was questionable. There was no effective government in place to meet the needs of a growing country. The Articles of Confederation were not working and it was clear that change was in needed.
At the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, the Federalists and Anti-Federalists locked horns over the whether it is better to “update” the Articles of Confederation or write a new constitution. The federalist and the Anti-Federalist debated on the proper way forward for the country.
This power point covers the key differences in the thinking of the Federalists, who wanted a strong federal government and the Anti-federalists who did not. In the end, the United States had a new Constitution that is in effect until this day.
Weaknesses of the US Government (2)
The Government Was Not Functioning
The Philadelphia Convention
Federalists v. Anti-Federalists
“Bill of Rights”
Key Differences: Political Standing
Key Differences: Makeup of People
Key Differences: Leaders
Key Differences: U.S. Constitution
Key Differences: Articles of Confederation
Key Differences: Bill of Rights
Key Differences: Branches of Government
The Articles of Confederation v. The U.S. Constitution
Providing for a Military
Controlling Interstate Commerce
End of Presentation
Power point presentation #3 is titled, The Federalists Era - Unit Vocabulary Exercise and contains 34 slides.
The presentation covers the 29 common vocabulary words introduced in the study of The Federalist Era for the students to master. The slides are presented in alphabetical order but each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.
The United States has existed just over 230 years. This is a relative brief time as compared to other countries or empires. Its government is unique in both its development and in the way it functions as the world’s greatest representative democracy. The Federalist Era lasted roughly from 1789 to 1801, when the Federalist Party dominated and shaped American politics. This era saw the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and the growth of a strong centralized government. This period created a whole new vocabulary to describe what was happening. In government.
This presentation contains 29 vocabulary words for the student to master. The assignment is to review each of the vocabulary words, to understand what they mean and how they became part of our vocabulary today.
Good luck and have fun with the presentation!
The fourth product is an 8-page Tutorial for Students, complete with an Answer Key.
Tutorial: This is an activity on the Federalists vs Anti-Federalists. It is a Student Study Guide with a Guided Notes Activity Worksheet and a Teacher Answer Key. The Student Study Guide with the Guided Notes Activity Worksheet references the Florida Students educational resources Tutorial: Federalists vs Anti-Federalists - The Great Debate.
It complies with Florida Civics Benchmark: SS.7.C.1.8 Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a Bill of Rights.
If you do not have a computer for each student, you can present the tutorial as a whole class activity completing each activity as you progress through the tutorial. If you have a smartboard, students can complete the activity at their seat, individually or with partners, and then come to the smartboard to present the answer. If you have computers or a laptop for each student, students can complete the tutorial and add answers as they progress through the tutorial at their own pace. Either way, students can then use the worksheet as a study guide for a quiz or the End of Course Exam.
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under ……Establishing the US Government.