Social Studies Comic

Social Studies Comic

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  • The Constitutional Convention
  • I don't either, let's call for a meeting.
  • I don't think The Articles of Confederation are working.
  • The Constitutional Convention continued...
  • The Constitution will greatly benefit the United States!
  • The 1st Amendment
  • Of course! The 1st Amendment says that all citizens have freedom of religion, you can believe in anything you want!
  • I'm a muslim, can I be here?
  • In February 1787 the Congress invited each state to send delegates to a convention in Philadelphia to improve the Articles of Confederation.
  • The 2nd Amendment
  • Am I allowed to buy a gun?
  • However, instead of improving the Articles of Confederation, during the meeting in May, the delegates came up with a entirely new and different U.S. Constitution.
  • The XYZ Affair
  • Go to France and discuss a treaty with them.
  • Okay!
  • The 1st Amendment states that U.S. citizens have the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly, & the freedom to petition.
  • The XYZ Affair continued...
  • The 2nd amendment states that citizens have the right to own weapons so they can defend themselves.
  • According to the 2nd amendment, yes.
  • President John Adams sent U.S. diplomats to smooth out some past conflicts with the French.
  • 3 French agents show up and told the diplomats that France refuses to discuss a treaty unless they are bribed with $250,000 and given a loan of $12 million. This caused many Americans to become very angry and call for war.
  • French Agents
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