Learning Exercise

The Avalon Project

This assignment explores the early development of colonial era state constitutions.
Course: American Government

The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy... see more


Create a chart examining similarities between documents Use the Avalon Collection from Yale and click on Document Collection. Click on the American Constitutional Document then use the Constitution of New Jersey and Virginia to find similarities in those two documents and our current Constitution. Use the following terms in your 3 main columns, in order, Similar Phrase in Virginia Constitution, Similar Phrase in New Jersey Constitution, Constitutional Phrase.

Technical Notes

Author Robert Downs


Federalism: National and State Powers

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Compare and contrast the powers of the federal and state governments.