Wanted: A Just Right Government | iCivics (2024)


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In this lesson about creating a government, students learn how the U.S. Constitution came to exist by looking at thetensions and differences of opinion that existed among early American states and citizens. Students learn about the Articles of Confederation, why the first “constitution” didn’t work, and how compromise led to the Constitution.

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