Colonial Governments & US Constitution: How did Colonies influence Constitution?
In this highly-engaging, station-based activity, students learn how several colonial governments introduced principles that later influenced the development of the United States Constitution. Students learn the origins of trial by jury, legislative assemblies, American self-government, the ideas of total equality, and the separation of church and state, all which are major bedrocks in the United States Constitution that was developed over 100 years later!
Students come to learn the purpose and origin of the Mayflower Compact in creating self-government, the influence of Roger Williams and his emphasis on the separation of church and state, the development of the House of Burgesses and other legislative assemblies in the colonies, and much more!
Pair this lesson with the best-selling 13 Colonies Scavenger Hunt
to create an all-encompassing picture of the 13 American Colonies!
A key and final student writing prompt are included!
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