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Chapter 2 - TheFoundingandTheConstitution...

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Learning Objectives: Interests and conflicts that prevailed prior to, during, and after the  American Revolution  The Declaration of Independence (DOI), the Articles of Confederation  (AOC) and its failure to hold the nation together.  The crafting of the Constitution – it is many ways a study of political  choices. The citizen’s role in changing the Constitution. If the Constitution is a  living and breathing document, how can we change it?  The Founding and The Constitution
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Interests and conflicts The British, through various policy decisions also helped radicalize  the colonists, setting in motion events which resulted in the American  Revolution.  What policy decisions?  How might these policies radicalize the colonists?  Five sectors of colonial society New England merchants Southern planters Royalists (holders of royal lands, offices, and patents)
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