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2.3.8 Practice: The Ideals of the American Revolution Practice Assignment AP U.S. History Sem 1 (S3530872) Name: ___________Jash Jhajj_________ Points possible: 40 Date: _____11/4/19______ The purpose of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to practice writing a thesis statement, outline, and essay in response to a question similar to the document-based questions you will see on the AP U.S. History Exam. Which document did a better job of fulfilling the ideals of the American Revolution: the Articles of Confederation or the United States Constitution? In order to address this question you will first want to reread both documents. The full text of the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution can be found on the AP U.S. History Research Library under the Primary Source Document section for the period 1754 – 1800: Birth of a New Nation. As you read each document, take notes in the chart below about how well each upholds the ideals of the American Revolution. This section is worth 5 points. American Revolution Ideal Articles of Confederation U.S. Constitution Freedom of speech It states that freedom of speech is a basic right and is not impeachable. The U.S. Constitution says the same thing as the Articles of Confederation. Separation of powers The Articles of Confederation says this “Each State shall maintain its own delegates in a meeting of the states, and while they act as members of the committee of the states.” The U.S. Constitution says that the government must share its power with three branches: Legislative, Executive, And Judicial. Individual liberty Every man has the same rights. They can vote their presidents and have the right to overthrow their government if they do not Every man has the same rights. They can vote their presidents and have the right to overthrow their government if they do not fulfil the people’s
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