Ch 10: FTCE Social Science: The US Constitution

About This Chapter

Effectively prepare for the FTCE Social Science exam by taking advantage of the opportunity to study the U.S. Constitution through this chapter. It was created to be interactive, so learning or reviewing material is actually fun.

FTCE Social Science: The U.S. Constitution - Chapter Summary

These video lessons are designed to help you review details about the U.S. Constitution that you might see on the FTCE Social Science exam. Completing this chapter helps prepare you to answer questions about:

  • The Revolutionary War and the dispersion of democratic ideas
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Shays Rebellion
  • The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
  • Constitutional provisions
  • Amending the Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights

Refresh your memory of these topics by using our lessons which are in the form of short videos. They'll help you quickly review material or possibly learn new historical information. If you need to review a specific topic from this chapter, doing so is easy thanks to our video tags. You can also take a quiz after each lesson. This will help you determine whether you are retaining enough information to do well on the actual exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: FTCE Social Science: The US Constitution
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The Spread of Democratic Ideals During the Revolutionary War

1. The Spread of Democratic Ideals During the Revolutionary War

The spread of democratic ideals started with the Patriot movement before and during the Revolutionary War. Explore the road to the democracy of the United States through the Patriot movement, the Articles of Confederation, state Constitutions, the US Constitution, and finally the Treaty of Paris.

The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance

2. The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance

The Articles of Confederation created a central government, even though most power still resided in the states. This lesson explores what was contained in the Articles of Confederation, as well as the Northwest Ordinance.

Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and Shays Rebellion

3. Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and Shays Rebellion

Initially, the new nation of the United States of America was guided by the Articles of Confederation. Learn the weaknesses of the Articles, and understand why this agreement created an ineffective government. Explore the role of Shays' Rebellion.

The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

4. The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

The basis for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government are formed by the first three articles of the U.S. Constitution. Learn about the preamble, articles, and amendments that form the most important document of the United States.

Constitutional Provisions for Limited Government

5. Constitutional Provisions for Limited Government

The United States government is a limited government, or a government that derives its power from the people. Explore federalism, the Supremacy Clause, the separation of powers, and other constitutional provisions for a limited government.

The Process of Amending the Constitution

6. The Process of Amending the Constitution

Any additions added to the United States Constitution are called constitutional amendments. Discover how to propose and ratify an amendment and take a look at the Bill of Rights along with other amendments in this lesson.

The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

7. The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

The Bill of Rights is one of the most important documents in America because it protects the rights of citizens. Learn about the history of the Bill of Rights and review the Constitution's first 10 amendments.

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