Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* The Articles of Confederation were not strong enough, and Americans felt that they needed a stronger central government, so they met in the Constitutional Conventions in the late 1780s.
Part I: The Federal Convention of 1787, Chapter 1-4 Abstract
* In spite of the Articles' weakness, many anti-Federalists were wary of a strong central government, because...
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