Compromises of the Constitutional Convention

Grade Levels
5th - 11th
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This worksheet on the Constitutional Convention includes a one page reading on the major compromises of the Constitutional Convention, specifically the Great Compromise and Three-fifth's Compromise. It also explains the background, Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan, and how the issues were resolved. Great to use on Constitution Day!

Following the reading, students complete a set of 9 comprehension questions to gauge their understanding. An answer key for this is provided. This is an excellent homework or in-class activity to provide background before covering the US Constitution.

An editable Google Docs version and completed answer key are both included for your convenience!

For an excellent companion in-class activity, see this amazing Constitutional Convention PowerPoint that covers everything students need to know about the creation of the US Constitution based on state and Common Core Standards!

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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.


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