Early release today meant we covered a lot of ground quickly. After a brief discussion on Chapter 7, we looked at the Articles of Confederation and what they lacked in comparison to the expected roles of government. We then discussed Shay's rebellion in the light of the Articles government and explored some of the debates around governmental power that were occurring after the Revolution as well as deconstructing the typical textbook representation of this time period. We ended the day with an analysis of slavery in the Constitution and the failure of the Constitutional Convention to fulfill the early rhetoric of the Revolution.
Don't forget to finish your final draft of your practice essay and finish your Chapter 8 notes for Monday!