This is a bundle of 4, highly animated, power point presentations on Establishing the US Government – Creating the US Constitution. All four presentations together number 111 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The presentation on the Articles of Confederation covers the colonial government immediately following the American Revolutionary War. Because the colonists were so fearful of adopting a strong federal government, the Articles of Confederation were written to give states power at the expense of a strong federal government. The results were a near disaster! The presentation covers the elements of the Articles as well as the strengths and weaknesses, the impact of the Articles and Shays' Rebellion.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Establishing the US Government – The Articles of Confederation contains 26 slides and covers the following:
After the Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
Elements of The Articles (3)
The Government Was a Mess!
The Articles of Confederation: Features
No Chief Executive
Difficult to Pass Laws (2/3 vote)
Impossible to Make Amendments
No Power to Tax Citizens Directly
No Power to Draft Soldiers
No Power to Control Interstate Commerce
No National Court System
No Power to Enforce Treaties
The Articles of Confederation: The Impact
The Impact of the Articles (3)
The Articles of Confederation: Shay’s Rebellion
Results of Shays’ Rebellion
End of Presentation
The presentation on the Continental Congresses covers both congresses. The First was called in 1774 just prior to American Revolutionary War. The presentation contains a complete listing of the grievances submitted to King George III that were ignored, further inflaming the colonists.
The Second Continental Congress was called as a follow up to the First Continental Congress. The Second Continental Congress served as the government of the United States prior to and during the American Revolutionary War. The presentation follows a timeline from 1774 to the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Establishing the US Government – The First & Second Continental Congresses contains 40 slides and covers the following:
The 1st Continental Congress Called
Options for Consideration
The Conservatives & The Radicals
Ultimate Goal of Both
Decisions of the Congress
Call to Action
List of Grievances to the King (5)
Response of the King
King George Does Not Get It!
The 1st Continental Congress Completed
Notable New Arrivals
All 13 Colonies Attend
War Breaks Out
The Continental Army
The Olive Branch Petition
Consequences of the Petition
The Congress as Government
Timeline: 1775 (2)
Timeline: 1776 (3)
Timeline: 1778 - 1781
Timeline: 1784 - 1785
And So It Began!
The presentation on the Constitutional Convention highlights the deliberations of the convention, a meeting of the 13 delegates who created the US Constitution. The presentation covers how the delegates approached the meeting, reviews the plans submitted, plans submitted, including the Virginia Plan, created by James Madison, the documents that influenced the writing, the key issues of the day, and the compromises the delegates used to get the Constitution adopted.
I have included a picture from the library of Congress with an identification key of all the signers of the document. The presentation concludes with a brief presentation on James Madison who is considered the "Father of the Constitution.
Power point presentation #3 is entitled, Establishing the US Government – The Constitutional Convention contains 29 slides and covers the following:
Historical Context (2)
The Convention is Called
The Convention Convenes
“Madison’s” Virginia Plan
The Virginia Plan
Two Competing Plans
Convention Agenda Items
The Debates Begin: European Influence
The Debates Begin: American Influence
Principles of Agreement
Can’t Win Them All!
Notes: Connecticut Compromise
Notes: The First Draft
Signers of the United States Constitution
End of Presentation
The fourth and final presentation provides a brief timeline on the process of adopting the Constitution. It is a great presentation to be used to introduce the Constitution or use it for Constitution Day in September or in March when the Constitution was actually adopted.
Power point presentation #4 is entitled, Establishing the US Government – Birth of the Constitution contains 16 slides and covers the following:
The Constitution of the United States
The Signing of the Constitution
Ratification Process: The First 9!
Ratification Process: The Next 4!
Separation of Powers
Checks & Balances
Articles of the Constitution
Birth of the Constitution
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Establishing the US Government.