SAQs for APUSH Topic 3.9 — The Constitution

Ten questions designed to help students review for the annual exam and that relate to a founding document that contains “a bundle of compromises.”

Delegates from the states participated in a Constitutional Convention and through negotiation, collaboration, and compromise proposed a constitution that created a limited but dynamic central government embodying federalism and providing for a separation of powers between its three branches.

The Making of the American Constitution
Why is the Constitution so Hard to Amend
A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights
Why wasn’t the Bill of Rights originally in the US Constitution



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Peter Paccone

High school APUSH teacher with much in-class and online teaching experience. Also a blogger, keynote speaker, editor, podcast host, and conference presenter.