Constitutional Compromises: Crash Course Government and Politics #5

Lesson Duration

From CrashCourse

The United State’s current system of government is it’s second attempt. This video covers some of the failures of the Articles of Confederation (the United States’ first system of government), and teaches about the compromises involved in ratifying the U.S. Constitution – the two-house system of representation, the issues of slavery and population, and how federalists and anti-federalist opposition provided the U.S. a Bill of Rights.

Watch video (8:56):


Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios.