What are the reasons governments change?
Is it better to have a strong central government or strong state governments?
This powerpoint will provide answers and rich class discussion to the questions above. After note-taking opportunities and discussion, students will be able to answer the following "I can" statements:
*I can use the Declaration of Independence to define and summarize the ideas of natural rights, popular sovereignty and social contract.
*I can recognize enlightenment ideas in the Declaration of Independence and other texts.
*I can explain the advantages and disadvantages of a confederacy.
*I can identify the problems faced by the colonies in adopting the Articles of Confederation as our first Constitution.
*I can explain how Shay's rebellion was a turning point for many colonial leaders.