This Jackdaw observes the participants and examines the issues, ideals and principles that led to our Constitution. The historical document replicas allow students to touch and read some of the same documents our founding fathers used. Hands-on documents include three forms of the Constitution, a proposal for a Bill of Rights, a chronology of events and a list of the delegates to “The Grand Foederal Convention.” Historian: Elizabeth Bidwell Bates. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
Prophecies of the American Downfall
- The Grand Federal Convention
- The Results of Accommodations and Compromise
- Ratificafion: Not the Work of a Day
- Brief Moment of Harmony
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Buell map of the United States of North America, 1784.
- A chronology on the Making of the Constitution and a list of delegates to “The Grand Foederal Convention.”
- Edmund Randolph’s presentation of the Virginia Plan.
- Page of Washington’s copy of first printed draft of the
- Draft of Benjamin Franklin’s speech to the Federal Convention.
- A broadside version of the Constitution of the United States.
- George Mason’s speech on slavery.
- Gallery of portraits with contemporary comments.
- Proposal for the Bill of Rights.