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        • Conceptual Understanding - SS.7.4.a:
          Throughout the American Revolution, the colonies struggled to address their differing social, political, and economic interests and to establish unity. The Articles of Confederation created a form of government that loosely united the states, but allowed states to maintain a large degree of sovereignty.
          • Content Specification - SS.7.4.b.1:
            Students will investigate the successes and failures of the Articles of Confederation, determine why many felt a new plan of government was needed, and explain how the United States Constitution attempted to address the weaknesses of the Articles.
          • Content Specification - SS.7.4.b.2:
            Students will examine the New York State Constitution, its main ideas and provisions, and its influence on the formation of the United States Constitution.
          • Content Specification - SS.7.4.c.1:
            Students will examine from multiple perspectives arguments regarding the balance of power between the federal and state governments, the power of government, and the rights of individuals.
          • Content Specification - SS.7.4.c.2:
            Students will examine how key issues were resolved during the Constitutional Convention including: *state representation in Congress (Great Compromise or bicameral legislature) * the balance of power between the federal and state governments (establishment of the system of federalism) * the prevention of parts of government becoming too powerful (the establishment of the three branches) * the counting of the enslaved African American community for purposes of congressional representation and taxation (the Three-Fifths Compromise)
          • Content Specification - SS.7.4.c.3:
            Students will examine the role of New York residents Alexander Hamilton and John Jay as leading advocates for the new Constitution.
  • Standard Area - TECH: Learning Standards for Technology
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