Constitutional Compromises: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics Video Analysis with Key- This is a 10 page document that contains a video analysis assignment and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 28 questions based on The Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Constitutional Compromises.
This assignment will ask students to go to YouTube and watch the Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video: Constitutional Compromises. The video will first introduce students to the Articles of Confederation government which governed the United States for its first decade of existence. The video then explains why the Articles government was a flop and why a new Constitution was required. The video reviews the many issues that the Congressional Convention had to settle while drafting a new constitution, this includes:
- Representation in the Congress (Virginia Plan vs. New Jersey Plan) and the Great Compromise.
- Determining a states population for representation (Three-Fifths Compromise regarding slaves).
- The Federalists vs Anti-Federalists and the differences between the two groups.
The video covers the many issues that had to be settled before the Constitution could be ratified and it also covers how the Bill of Rights was promised to the Anti-Federalist side after it was ratified.
This video analysis can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan. Students love the independence of this assignment by getting to use laptops, Chromebooks, or even their own cellphones to watch the video. Crash Course videos tend to move fast so students often find success if they watch the video through once before going back to pause/play to find the answers to all of the questions.