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Instructor Overview

To ensure and enhance student understanding of concepts related to the Constitution and Articles of Confederation, specifically students will be able to:

  • Explain the larger ideas of federalism vs. anti-federalism or states’ rights, and how those ideas feed into people’s overall political beliefs.
  • Identify and explain the various branches of the federal government, the obstacles that had been faced under the Articles of Confederation, and how this new federalist/republican model of government grew out of those difficulties.
  • Identify and explain the various powers delegated to the states versus federal government in both documents, what changed, and why.