History Period 8


Creating a Wiki Entry

Wiki entries are done by clicking on the edit page button and adding text to the page. Each student will have the opportunity to create a page with their assigned group. The page will summarize the current unit of study and must include links to outside pages and resources. All images added must have a reference which includes the author, title and date in which the image was created. Make sure the images are in the public domain and no longer copyrighted.


A sample entry

The election of Andrew Jackson continued the country on the road towards Westward Expansion. Jackson was from the state of Tennessee which at that time was considered a western state. From the time of his election Jackson formed a policy of removal of Native Americans from their homelands as he viewed them as an inferior people in need of assistance from the government. Without this assistance the various tribes stood to be eradicated. (EFFECTS) The removal of Native Americans would allow for white settlers to move onto their land and thus continue westward.


Contents of Constitution Wiki
1. Articles of Confederation – What is the structure of government? What were the strengths and weaknesses? Why were the Articles unsuccessful?
executive,legislative,representatives they set up a house legislature
2. Constitutional Convention Compromises – What was the issue? What were the two perspectives? What was the solution?
a. Great Compromise
b. Three-Fifths Compromise
c. Importation of Slaves

3. Founding Fathers – What was their role at the Convention? What ideas did they have? Did they support the Constitution?
a. James Madison-
Photo of James Madison
Photo of James Madison
James was a leader of the virginia assembley. He protested because it had no bill of rights. he did not support because he was the one protesting.


b. Gouvneur Morris-Gouverneur Morris was the author of much of the Constitution(not all of it) he supported the constition and his words first stated "we the people". He had a lot of ideas he was a unique and he was a politician.external image M000976.jpg


c. Edmund Randolph- Edmund's father taught him mostly all the law. he attended college He served as a member in Congress in 1779, and as Governor of Virginia from 1786 to 1788. He did not sign the constition. he did not support it.

d. George Mason-George did not sign the constiton, he was against ratiftication he did not support it at all. because it did not contain the bill of rights. he felt like that a strong central goverment was a threat to liberty.


e. Alexander Hamilton-
Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential person of the United States. He was the first secretary of the treasury. He did approve the constition. he wrote a lot of papers .Hamilton was the choice to be the first secretary of the treasury under the new constitution.

f. William Patterson-Chosen by President George Washington in 1793 to sit as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, Paterson spent the last 13 years of his life devoted to building a stable and powerful federal judiciary. Patterson was a very loyal man and he was also smart and he knew his laws. and rights. he also devoted his life with the constition and he helped george washington. he did support the constition. He was like a judge. now theres a college named by him.

g. John Dickinson- He was an American lawyer and politician from Philadelphia. he studied law. he was also the person who protested the stamp act.
He wrote a Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up. he was also brought to the Delaware Assembly .
he was also elected Governor of Pennsylvania.
Portrait of John Dickinson
Portrait of John Dickinson


4. Ratification - What was the issue? What were the two perspectives? What was the solution?
a. Federalists they developed a plan to convince the nine states to accept the constitution.
b. Anti-Federalists they didnt like the document because it did not have a bill of rights to protect peoples freedoms
The solution was that they would add a bill of rights later and the new nation began.