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The Constitutional Convention (TAH)
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This Web Site provides a twelve-step guide to understanding the Constitutional Convention. ...

This Web Site provides a twelve-step guide to understanding the Constitutional Convention. The fundamental difficulty facing teachers and students of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 is how to make sense of the vast and complex material. The resources on this site help teachers teach the Convention and engage students with the conversation and arguments that took place over its four months. Primary sources, artwork, a dramatic reading and lesson plans are included.

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Federalists - Antifederalists Debates (TAH)
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This exhibit provides teachers with background information, primary resources and approaches for ...

This exhibit provides teachers with background information, primary resources and approaches for teaching one of the most hotly debated issues during the formation of the American government -- how much power the federal government should have — or alternatively, how much liberty states and citizens should have.

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Ratification of the Constitution (TAH)
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This material and the accompanying lesson plans will support teachers as they ...

This material and the accompanying lesson plans will support teachers as they teach the time leading up to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. This site presents the story of a) the records of the debates of the official delegates that took place essentially between December 1787 and July 1788 and b) the public advocates who participated in the conversation over whether or not to ratify the newly proposed Constitution for the federal republic of the United States that took place mainly between October 1787 and July 1788.

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U.S. History
Political Science
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