Welcome to Mr. M's History Page

This wiki used for students of US History as a jumping point to classroom Wikis created by students at Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School. It also a resource for class files and downloads. As the year progresses the class wikis will take shape to reflect the current topic of study.

Sample Wiki Entry

The Constitutional Constitution
Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States,
by Howard Chandler Christy.(1873-1952).

By 1786 it was clear that the government under the Articles of Confederation was failing a quick action needed to take place in order for the new nation to survive. Under the guidance of James Madison and others from twelve states agreed to meet in Philadelphia to change the Articles. Once in what was to be called the Constitutional Convention some major changes were proposed to the government. Delegates or chosen representatives from Virginia proposed that a new government be created with a strong national government composed of three branches, the judicial, executive, and legislative branch. This bold plan of government was known as the Virginia Plan.