The Articles and the Constitution (US History EOC Review – USHC 1.4)

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This lecture on the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution was designed specifically to help students who are reviewing for the South Carolina US History EOC (End of Course) exam but it has something to offer lifelong learners and other interested parties, as well. The Articles of Confederation were drawn up during the American Revolution creating a glorified military alliance with a weak central government in order to minimize the chances of tyranny. After the Revolution, a bad economy and Shays’ Rebellion caused many elites to reconsider and advocate for a stronger central government. In 1787, the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia to create the United States Constitution, which created a stronger central government with additional power, such as the power to regulate interstate commerce. The Constitution was ratified after a contentious process which ended with the addition of a Bill of Rights to appease the Antifederalists. In the state of New York, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote The Federalist Papers in order to answer objections to the proposed Constitution.

This lecture is part of my EOC Review series and specifically addresses content found in USHC 1.4.

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  1. David Farrar

    May 6, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Is the Declaration of Independence a duly adopted federal statute that has never been withdrawn?

  2. Carlos Hernandez

    May 6, 2017 at 9:05 am

    man your videos are really helpful

  3. julyjey

    May 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Hi from Argentina. i'm studying for a final exam on US history. thanks for your help. one question about 3/5 compromise: what does it mean "3/5 of a person"? thanks for or your help

  4. Daniel W

    May 6, 2017 at 9:57 am

    thank you for another great upload

  5. Sebastian Patriksson

    May 6, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Actually, I'm not an american, i'm a swede. 🙂

  6. Sebastian Patriksson

    May 6, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Are you speaking to an audiance too?

  7. 1Fireskull

    May 6, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Great stuff !

  8. runaway train

    May 6, 2017 at 11:03 am

    love your vids, mate. can I just point out it was joe cocker and not the beatles that sang I get by with a little help from my friends. from your friend in mansfield, UK.

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