Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Forming a Government

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Michigan Standards

MI.U3. U.S. History and Geography (USHG) Era 3 - Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1800)
U3.1. Causes of the American Revolution: Identify the major political, economic, and ideological reasons for the American Revolution.
5-U3.1.4. Describe the role of the First and Second Continental Congress in unifying the colonies (addressing the Intolerable Acts, declaring independence, drafting the Articles of Confederation). (C)
5-U3.1.6. Identify the role that key individuals played in leading the colonists to revolution, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Thomas Paine.
U3.3. Creating New Government(s) and a New Constitution: Explain some of the challenges faced by the new nation under the Articles of Confederation, and analyze the development of the Constitution as a new plan for governing.
5-U3.3.1. Describe the powers of the national government and state governments under the Articles of Confederation. (C)
5-U3.3.2. Give examples of problems the country faced under the Articles of Confederation (e.g., lack of national army, competing currencies, reliance on state governments for money). (C)
5-U3.3.3. Explain why the Constitutional Convention was convened and why the Constitution was written.(C)
5-U3.3.4. Describe the issues over representation and slavery the Framers faced at the Constitutional Convention and how they were addressed in the Constitution (Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise). (C)
5-U3.3.5. Give reasons why the Framers wanted to limit the power of government (e.g., fear of a strong executive, representative government, importance of individual rights). (C)
5-U3.3.7. Describe the concern that some people had about individual rights and why the inclusion of a Bill of Rights was needed for ratification. (C)