As it exists today, the United States Constitution is a product of numerous influences that were critical not only to its inception but also to its evolution over time. The principles set forth in the Constitution serve as the framework upon which Uni...

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell
Episode 1


After the American Revolution, the new United States of America needed to form a permanent government of its own. Why did the Articles of Confederation fail, and how did the U.S. Constitution come to...