Chapter 2: Constructing a Government: The Founding and the Constitution
Key Chapter Concepts:
- The framers of the Constitution, although guided by underlying values, also had conflicting goals and interests.
- These conflicting interests were accommodated through the rules and procedures—the institutions—set forth in the Constitution.
- The Constitution not only provides a framework for government but also often guides the policy process—even to this day.
- Follow this Study Plan to access your chapter assignments.
- Print out the Chapter Outline and bring it to lecture to help structure your note-taking and check-off topics covered in class.
- The Chapter Quiz provides a chance for you to measure your understanding of course content prior to the exam.
- Read Chapter 2 in your textbook or ebook.
- Read the Chapter Review of Chapter 2. Note any material you have difficulty remembering from the text.
- Master the key terms for this chapter by working through the deck of Flashcards.
- Take the Visual Quizzes to test your knowledge of the concepts presented in this chapter’s figures and diagrams.