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Skills available for Tennessee fourth-grade social studies standards

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Students describe the people and events associated with the development of the Constitution.

  • 4.37 Analyze the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, including no power to tax, weak central government, and the impact of Shays' Rebellion.

  • 4.38 Explain the events that led to the creation and failure of the Lost State of Franklin.

  • 4.39 Identify the various leaders of the Constitutional Convention and analyze the major issues they debated, including:

    • distribution of power between the states and federal government

    • Great Compromise

    • Slavery and the 3/5 Compromise

    • George Washington and James Madison

  • 4.40 Explain the ratification process and describe the conflict between Federalists and Anti-Federalists over ratification, including the need for a Bill of Rights.

  • 4.41 Describe the principles embedded in the Constitution, including:

  • 4.42 Write an opinion piece with supporting detail from primary sources that defends the ratification of the Constitution.