Video: The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism

In this video,┬áJohn Green teaches you about the United States Constitution. During and after the American Revolutionary War, the government of the new country operated under the Articles of Confederation. While these Articles got the young nation through its war with England, they weren’t of much use when it came to running a country. So, the founding fathers decided try their hand at nation-building, and they created the Constitution of the United States, which you may remember as the one that says “We The People” at the top. John will tell you how the convention came together, some of the compromises that had to be made to pass it, and why it’s very lucky that the framers installed a somewhat reasonable process for making changes to it. You’ll learn about Shays’ Rebellion, the Federalist Papers, the elite v.s rabble dynamic of the houses of congress, and start to find out just what an anti-federalist is.