The strengths and weaknesses of the American government under the Articles of Confederation was the framing topic for today's discussions. We began by finishing up our DocBlock over Joseph Plumb Martin then proceeded to analyze the functions of effective government and compare various aspects of the Articles government to our list. We paid particular attention today to the issue of Native American relations and the western frontier during the Articles government and the first years of the Constitution.
Tomorrow will be our Writer's Workshop to help you prepare for writing the LEQ essay. We will take that workshop after a few more brief discussions related to the early governance of the U.S. Make sure you are planning to have Chapter 8a ready for Monday and that you are starting to review for your first Exam next Wednesday!