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Unit #3: The Weaknesses Of The Articles Of Confederation
Learning Target: I can ASSESS the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and PREDICT the problems those weaknesses caused for the United States after the American Revolution.   

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "The Weaknesses Of The Articles Of Confederation.

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: How Did The Articles Of Confederation Work?

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: How Did The Articles Of Confederation Work?"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms:
   
     constitution  |  Articles of Confederation  |  federal or national government |  state government  |  legislature |  tax |  Shay's Rebellion. 
Write the definitions in your LiveBinder text box. 



3.  To begin learning about how the Articles of Confederation worked (or did not work) take a few minutes to watch the Brain POP advanced organizer video about the Articles of Confederation

    

While watching the video, answer ALL of the questions below in your LiveBinder text box: 

     A.  What year did the United States become Independent?  What year was the United States Constitution written?p;    B.  During the American Revolution, what are some of the powers each state had?

     C.  How did most Americans think of themselves during the American Revolution? 

     D.  Why did the members of the Second Continental Congress agree to try and "unite" the United States?

     E.  What was America's first constitution or plan of government called? 

     F.  What did each state worry about if they created a strong national government?

     G.  What powers did the Articles of Confederation give the "national government?"

     H.  How many votes did each state get in congress?

     I.  How did Congress collect taxes for the army during the American Revolution? 

     J.  What did the states do to one another that would limit trade between them?

     K.  Why were dollars basically worthless under the Articles of Confederation?

     L.  What did the English do to the United States under the Articles of Confederation?

     M.  What did America need after Shay's Rebellion?

     N.  How did the United States Constitution solve the problems the nation faced under the Articles of Confederation?


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Part II: Predicting the Nation's Problems

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: Predicting the Nation's Problems"

2.  Take a moment to watch the following video about Shay's Rebellion.

    

3.  Next find a partner to complete #4 below.  Be prepared to present your information. 

4.  Next, explore some additional information about the Articles of Confederation on this website.  Pay special attention to the box that is titled "Summary of the Articles of Confederation."  Remember, that you can
     use your MacBook's text to speech function if you would like the text read to you. 

     A.  Look at the section on the Articles of Confederation on this
website look at the chart titled "Summary of The Articles of Confederation."  Make a list of at least five facts about the federal government
          under the Articles of Confederation in your LiveBinder text box. 

     B.  At the bottom of the Articles of Confederation on this
website look at the chart titled "Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation."  Make a list of at least three weaknesses of the Articles of
          Confederation in your LiveBinder text box.

     C.  Choose
ONE of your three weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.  Write a complete sentence PREDICTING what types of problems this weakness might cause for the nation.

5.  Share your prediction with the other members of your group or the class.

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Part III: How Would You Solve The Nation's Problems


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: What Problems Did The Articles of Confederation Cause The Young Nation?"

2.  Next, take a few moments to skim the information about the problems the United States faced under the Articles of Confederation.   You may also want to explore this additional resource explaining the
     problems the United States faced under the Articles of Confederation.

3.  Now download a copy of the What Would You Do To Fix The Nation Under The Articles of Confederation Worksheet.

4.  Open and complete the What Would You Do To Fix The Nation Under The Articles of Confederation Worksheet with your group using the information you learned by examining the
     problems the United States faced under the Articles of Confederation..  Be sure to use what you have learned about the Articles of Confederations and the problems the United States faced to complete the
     digital worksheet.  Type your answers directly into the document.  Be sure to save the word document to your computer.

5.  When you and your group have completed the What Would You Do To Fix The Nation Under The Articles of Confederation Worksheet upload the completed file to your LiveBinder media box.

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White Activity:
 
Assignments to Complete:

Part I: How Did The Articles Of Confederation Work?

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: How Did The Articles Of Confederation Work?"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms:
   
     constitution  |  Articles of Confederation  |  federal or national government |  state government  |  legislature |  tax |  Shay's Rebellion. 
Write the definitions in your LiveBinder text box. 



3.  To begin learning about how the Articles of Confederation worked (or did not work) take a few minutes to watch the Brain POP advanced organizer video about the Articles of Confederation

         

    Or you can use these websites:  History of Articles  |   Britannica

While watching the video, answer at least 10 of the 14 questions below in your LiveBinder text box.  You will want to copy and paste the questions into your LiveBinder textbox. 

     A.  What year did the United States become Independent?  What year was the United States Constitution written?p;    B.  During the American Revolution, what are some of the powers each state had?

     C.  How did most Americans think of themselves during the American Revolution? 

     D.  Why did the members of the Second Continental Congress agree to try and "unite" the United States?

     E.  What was America's first constitution or plan of government called? 

     F.  What did each state worry about if they created a strong national government?

     G.  What powers did the Articles of Confederation give the "national government?"

     H.  How many votes did each state get in congress?

     I.  How did Congress collect taxes for the army during the American Revolution? 

     J.  What did the states do to one another that would limit trade between them?

     K.  Why were dollars basically worthless under the Articles of Confederation?

     L.  What did the English do to the United States under the Articles of Confederation?

     M.  What did America need after Shay's Rebellion?

     N.  How did the United States Constitution solve the problems the nation faced under the Articles of Confederation?


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Part II: Predicting the Nation's Problems

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: Predicting the Nation's Problems"

2.  Take a moment to watch the following video about Shay's Rebellion.

    

3.  Next find a partner to complete #4 below.  Be prepared to present your information. 

4.  Next, explore some additional information about the Articles of Confederation on this website.  Pay special attention to the box that is titled "Summary of the Articles of Confederation."  Remember, that you can
     use your MacBook's text to speech function if you would like the text read to you. 

     A.  Look at the section on the Articles of Confederation on this
website look at the chart titled "Summary of The Articles of Confederation."  Make a list of at least five facts about the federal government
          under the Articles of Confederation in your LiveBinder text box. 

     B.  At the bottom of the Articles of Confederation on this
website look at the chart titled "Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation."  Make a list of at least three weaknesses of the Articles of
          Confederation in your LiveBinder text box.

     C.  Choose
ONE of your three weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.  Write a complete sentence PREDICTING what types of problems this weakness might cause for the nation.

5.  Share your prediction with the other members of your group or the class.

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Part III: How Would You Solve The Nation's Problems

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: How Would You Solve The Nation's Problems?"

2.  Next, take a few moments to skim the presentation about the problems the United States faced under the Articles of Confederation.   You may also want to explore the "Articles of Confederation" section in 
     this additional resource explaining the most important problems the United States faced under the Articles of Confederation.

3.  Now download a copy of the What Would You Do To Fix The Nation Under The Articles of Confederation Worksheet.

4.  Use what you learned within the problems the United States faced under the Articles of Confederation presentation to complete the
     What Would You Do To Fix The Nation Under The Articles of Confederation Worksheet with your group.  Be sure to use what you have learned about the Articles of Confederations and
     the problems the United States faced to complete the digital worksheet.  Type your answers directly into the document.  Be sure to save the word document to your computer.

5.  When you and your group have completed the What Would You Do To Fix The Nation Under The Articles of Confederation Worksheet upload the completed file to your LiveBinder media box.
 


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Blue Activity:
 


Part I: How Did The Articles Of Confederation Work?

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: How Did The Articles Of Confederation Work?"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms:
   
     constitution  |  Articles of Confederation  |  federal or national government |  state government  | Shay's Rebellion. 
Write the definitions in your LiveBinder text box. 



3.  To begin learning about how the Articles of Confederation worked (or did not work) take a few minutes to watch the Brain POP advanced organizer video about the Articles of Confederation

    

While watching the video, answer at least 8 of the 14 questions below in your LiveBinder text box: 

     A.  What year did the United States become Independent?  What year was the United States Constitution written?p;    B.  During the American Revolution, what are some of the powers each state had?

     C.  How did most Americans think of themselves during the American Revolution? 

     D.  Why did the members of the Second Continental Congress agree to try and "unite" the United States?

     E.  What was America's first constitution or plan of government called? 

     F.  What did each state worry about if they created a strong national government?

     G.  What powers did the Articles of Confederation give the "national government?"

     H.  How many votes did each state get in congress?

     I.  How did Congress collect taxes for the army during the American Revolution? 

     J.  What did the states do to one another that would limit trade between them?

     K.  Why were dollars basically worthless under the Articles of Confederation?

     L.  What did the English do to the United States under the Articles of Confederation?

     M.  What did America need after Shay's Rebellion?

     N.  How did the United States Constitution solve the problems the nation faced under the Articles of Confederation?


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Part II: Predicting the Nation's Problems

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: Predicting the Nation's Problems"

2.  Take a moment to watch the following video about Shay's Rebellion.

    

3.  Next find a partner to complete #4 below.  Be prepared to present your information. 

4.  Next, explore some additional information about the Articles of Confederation on this website.  Pay special attention to the box that is titled "Summary of the Articles of Confederation."  Remember, that you can
     use your MacBook's text to speech function if you would like the text read to you. 

     A.  Look at the section on the Articles of Confederation on this
website look at the chart titled "Summary of The Articles of Confederation."  Make a list of at least five facts about the federal government
          under the Articles of Confederation in your LiveBinder text box. 

     B.  At the bottom of the Articles of Confederation on this
website look at the chart titled "Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation."  Make a list of at least three weaknesses of the Articles of
          Confederation in your LiveBinder text box.

     C.  Choose
ONE of your three weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.  Write a complete sentence PREDICTING what types of problems this weakness might cause for the nation.

5.  Share your prediction with the other members of your group or the class.

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Part II: How Would You Solve The Nation's Problems?

1.  Next, take a few moments to skim the presentation about the problems the United States faced under the Articles of Confederation.   You may also want to explore the "Articles of Confederation" section in 
     this additional resource explaining the most important problems the United States faced under the Articles of Confederation.

2.  Now download a copy of the What Would You Do To Fix The Nation Under The Articles of Confederation Worksheet.

3.  Use what you learned within the problems the United States faced under the Articles of Confederation presentation to complete the
     What Would You Do To Fix The Nation Under The Articles of Confederation Worksheet with your group.  Be sure to use what you have learned about the Articles of Confederations and
     the problems the United States faced to complete the digital worksheet.  Type your answers directly into the document.  Be sure to save the word document to your computer.

4.  When you and your group have completed the What Would You Do To Fix The Nation Under The Articles of Confederation Worksheet upload the completed file to your LiveBinder media box.
 
     


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