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  1. Chapter 2 Let’s put a government together…

  2. Do Now From the homework, what is the 1st priority of the new government? Explain your answer.

  3. Information • Grades updated • Journal Entries - news sources, additional comments not shared in class, political issues - Due week before end of marking period • Binders due soon - collection begins next week

  4. Current Events • 2nd healthcare worker has Ebola - should we be concerned? - Are hospitals protecting themselves properly? • Manheim Twp: Art or Pornography? - man has portraits/cutouts of semi-clothed or naked person in yard - neighbors complain

  5. Do Now From the homework, what is the 1st priority of the new government? Explain your answer.

  6. Declaration of Independence • List of grievances - against the various acts by the king - justification for rebelling • Identified basic Rights - Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness - promotes equality

  7. Revolutionary War • Response to the Declaration - colonies want freedom - self-governance • Long and expensive war - colonies were short resources - Britain far from home • End result, a new country

  8. The War is Over… Now What?T-P-S: Create a list of priorities for the new country

  9. A new government • Articles of Confederation - drafted before the war ended - ratified by the states - went into effect in 1783 • State power - retained sovereignty - loose association • Central Government - weak - lacked control

  10. Weaknesses of the Articles • Law enforcement to states - no president • No national court • States independent - boundary disputes - trade issues • Poverty and reconstruction - currency issues • No unity - appeared weak

  11. Homework • Create the perfect government - type of government - rules and function - what should/shouldn’t it do? - characteristics of your government