This historical skills activity includes excerpts from four primary sources: the Articles of Confederation, the Northwest Ordinance, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Students read and analyze the documents using a graphic organizer, then compare and contrast using a Venn Diagram. This activity is suitable for high school US History classes. The product includes Microsoft Word and PDF versions of a class set of documents, individual student graphic organizers, and an answer key.
Keywords: American History, APUSH, AP US History, comparison, contrast, Early National Period, founding documents, Period 3, US History.