american constitution unit project

american constitution unit project

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  • Before the revolution, the British controlled the 13 colonies through messages and instructions sent with a fleet of messenger ships from the British crown to the occupying forces in the colonies.
  • Because orders where often outdated due to the messages traveling months over the sea, the situtation advanced out of control. This led to the formation of various groups of resistance.
  • Articles Of Confederation
  • One of the meetings of these groups was called the Continential Congress. This group began to unify the resistance against the British rule.
  • After discussing the issues at the Continential Congress, they decided that there needed to be a leader. All eyes turned toward General George Washington, who was unanomously voted to be lead this new country.
  • Even before the war had ended, thought had been put to how America would be better governed. The initial answer was a group of laws and regulations know as the Articles of Confederation. These would one day give way to the United States Constitution.
  • After issues were found in the Articles of Confederation, it was decided that they needed a better solution in form of the U.S. Constitution. This new refined set of laws contained all of the rights, laws and regulations that are used today.
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