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Ch 14: History Alive America's Past Chapter 14: The Constitution

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The Constitution chapter of this TCI History Alive America's Past Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Constitution. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Constitution textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the History Alive Constitution chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Constitution topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The significance of the Constitutional Convention
  • Why the Antifederalists were against the Constitution
  • Parts of the U.S. Constitution
  • Different core principles of U.S. government
  • The three branches of government

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5 Lessons in Chapter 14: History Alive America's Past Chapter 14: The Constitution
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The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise

1. The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise

The Constitutional Convention was intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. Instead, those in attendance set out to found a republic (the likes of which had never been seen), which is still going strong well over 200 years later. To accomplish this task, compromises had to be made. The Great Compromise designed the bicameral congress the U.S. has today.

The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government

2. The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government

The U.S. Constitution may be one of the most important documents in history, but it wasn't a sure thing. A lot of debate took place. There were many people passionate about ratification, and many people passionate about ensuring it didn't get ratified. The divide over the Constitution shows us the root of political parties in the U.S.

The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

3. The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

The U.S. Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. It establishes the government of the United States, and its first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, assures every U.S. citizen the rights we have all come to hold dear.

The Core Principles of American Government

4. The Core Principles of American Government

In this lesson, we will examine a few of the core principles of American government. We will pay special attention to the ideas of popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism.

The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial

5. The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial

In 1787, leaders from each of the states gathered to write the United States Constitution. The Constitution sets out how our nation is governed and creates a system that separates powers between different branches. This lesson explores the three branches of our federal government.

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