The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. However, ratification of the Articles of Confederation by all thirteen states did not occur until March 1, 1781. The Articles created a loose confederation of sovereign states and a weak central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments. The need for a stronger Federal government soon became apparent and eventually led to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The present United States Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation on March 4, 1789.
You will be learning more in depth about the Articles, its' weaknesses and how it led to a Constitutional Convention. You will work in breakout groups and presenting your own Articles.
Lastly, we will overview our learning by watching a Brain Pop video (Login in: svhsd, Password: sv) and seeing how this transitions into inviting state delegates to a Constitutional Convention.