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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 1. Examine and explain the role of religious, social and political institutions in America at the end of the American Revolution

Objective b. Describe the evolution of the American system of government from a confederal to a federal system of government

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

After showing the students examples of modern day political advertisements (either TV ads, direct mail, Internet ads, or even emails), have the students design political ads either advocating for or opposing ratification of the Constitution.

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