If you have ever wanted to students to get to know a few of our Founding Fathers on a deeper level, this is it. Get to know Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, and Madison by looking at primary and secondary sources to determine how they felt about the issues of their day including; how to interpret the Constitution, adding a Bill of Rights, creating a national bank, the Neutrality Proclamation, and the Alien and Sedition Acts.
Students first get background on the bios of these men and then complete an organizer using primary sources to document the positions of each man. This feeds into the defining of the first political parties.
Once all the work is complete the students can demonstrate their mastery in multiple ways. I have had students write debates between the men, campaign speeches (a good way to modify), or create websites for the first Political Parties.
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