K.I.S.S. (Keep It Social Studies) wants to provide you with basic tools to introduce students to various social studies topics. This viewing guide combination is designed to touch on essential themes and terminology dealing with the U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Compromises. This fill-in activity follows John Green's Crash Course U.S. History #8 and Craig Benzine's Crash Course Government and Politics #5. Each activity's fill-ins are in order and the sentences are word-for-word. Crash Course Government and Politics #5 has two copies on one printout so it is economical, but you will have to cut.
Crash Course US History #8- In which John Green teaches you about the United States Constitution. During and after the American Revolutionary War, the government of the new country operated under the Articles of Confederation. While these Articles got the young nation through its war with England, they weren't of much use when it came to running a country. So, the founding fathers decided try their hand at nation-building, and they created the Constitution of the United States, which you may remember as the one that says We The People at the top. John will tell you how the convention came together, some of the compromises that had to be made to pass this thing, and why it's very lucky that the framers installed a somewhat reasonable process for making changes to the thing. You'll learn about Shays' Rebellion, the Federalist Papers, the elite vs rabble dynamic of the houses of congress, and start to find out just what an anti-federalist is.
Crash Course Episode 5- In which Craig Benzine teaches you about the compromises met in ratifying the U.S. Constitution. The United State’s didn’t always have its current system of government. Actually, this is it’s second attempt. Craig will delve into the failures (and few successes) of the Articles of Confederation, tell you how delegates settled on a two-house system of representation, discuss the issues of slavery and population that have been embedded into our constitution, and discuss how federalists and anti-federalist opposition provided the U.S. a Bill of Rights.