Explain how and why the U.S. government was created by the U.S. Constitution.
Clarification 1: Students will identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
Clarification 2: Students will explain the goals of the 1787 Constitutional Convention.
Clarification 3: Students will describe why compromises were made during the writing of the Constitution and identify compromises (e.g., Great Compromise, the Three-Fifths Compromise, the Electoral College).
Clarification 4: Students will identify Federalist and Anti-Federalist arguments supporting and opposing the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.