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Standard USG.1.CC

USG.1.CC Analyze the major debates and compromises underlying the formation and ratification of the Constitution.

Grade(s): 12

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2019

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...
The Pinckney Plan | Forgotten Founder
The Pinckney Plan | Forgotten Founder
Episode 10


In 1808, when the record of the Constitutional Convention was being recorded by John Quincy Adams, he found the Pinckney Draught missing from all records. He wrote to Pinckney, who sent Adams what he...
The Virginia Plan | Forgotten Founder
The Virginia Plan | Forgotten Founder
Episode 9


Drafted by James Madison, and presented by Edmund Randolph to the Constitutional Convention on May 29, 1787, the Virginia Plan proposed a strong central government composed of three branches...