Unit 7 Learning Targets

7a Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation

  • I can explain when and why the Articles of Confederation were passed
  • I can list 5 weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation
  • I can explain the purpose of the Northwest Ordinance


7b The Constitution

  • I can explain why a new Constitution was drafted.
  • I can explain why there was a Great Compromise
  • I can list the 3 branches of the U.S. government and their roles
  • I can label the first 10 Amendments as the "Bill of Rights“
  • I can compare George Mason's and Thomas Jefferson's contributions to the Bill of Rights.


7c The First Five Presidents

  • I can label the contributions of the first five U.S. presidents.
  • I can put the first five presidents in chronological order
  • I can explain the role Benjamin Banneker played in the planning of Washington, D.C.