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Explain the problems of the national government under the Articles of Confederation that led to the Constitutional Convention of 1787
Describe the controversies (including large states versus small states and slavery) and the compromises that resolved them (including the Great Compromise and the Three-Fifths Compromise) at the Constitutional Convention
Describe the ideas and principles (including checks and balances, separation of powers, representative democracy) of the Constitution
Explain the controversies over the ratification of the Constitution