Lesson

A New Nation and State

Lesson Overview

The Constitutional Convention was a gathering of state delegates to rewrite the Articles of Confederation and create the Constitution. Nine of the Thirteen colonies were needed to ratify the Constitution in order for the Constitution to be in effect. The nation began to divide into two parties, those for the Constitution and those opposed. South Carolina was the ninth state to ratify the Constitution but it is stated by Historian George Roberts - “Charleston and the surrounding parishes were represented at Philadelphia, South Carolina was not.” This is because South Carolina had tensions between the Upcountry  and the Low country. The delegates chosen to represent South Carolina were mostly from the Lowcountry and perhaps did not have equal representation of the entire state.  
 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

Do people make political decisions based on where they live, their place in society, and how much money they earn?
 

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English Language Arts

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Lesson Created By: Lori Powers

Lesson Partners: Lexington/Richland School District 5, ETV Education, Knowitall.org