Essential Questions - Why did America struggle to form a strong union after the Revolution? - How are individual freedoms and governmental power balanced in the Constitution? - Why was the Bill of Rights essential in adopting the Constitution? - How is the Constitution a living document?
Content - Articles of Confederation - Controversy over slavery, representation, taxation, and power of the federal government. - Debate over ratification - Bill of Rights - How a bill becomes law - The process to amend the Constitution - How a president is elected via the electoral college - Analyze how the Supreme Court interprets the Constitution over time.