2.1 Describe how the colonies’ experience in self-government contributed to their willingness to revolt.
2.2 Explain how the challenges of collective action under the Articles of Confederation undermined early American independence.
2.3 Identify the issues the Founders considered when drafting the Constitution.
2.4 Discuss the debates over ratification of the Constitution.
2.5 Summarize the influences of Federalist Nos. 10 and 51 on the underlying theory of the Constitution.
2.6 Define the five design principles that contribute to the framework and functions of our government.
2.7 Discuss how the Constitution put mechanisms in place that allowed subsequent U.S. political development to lead to the nationalization of American politics.