William Blount (Impeached Senator) US History Lesson and Activities Unit Study

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4th - 9th
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  1. Your students will better understand current events with knowledge of the past. This bundle includes 3 engaging units: What Is Impeachment? outlines what the US Constitution says about impeachment; The First-Ever Impeachment: William Blount explores the first federal impeachment just 10 years afte
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In 1797, US Senator William Blount was the focus of the first-ever federal impeachment. Before that, he was a veteran, patriot, and signer of the US Constitution. And after that, he was Tennessee State Senator.


An illustrated biography of William Blount

  • His Childhood
  • The Revolutionary War Years
  • Entry Into Politics
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • Moving to Tennessee
  • Senator Blount
  • The First-Ever Federal Impeachment
  • His Last Days


  • What Year Did That Happen? (Timeline)
  • The Blount Mansion (video and study guide)
  • Newspaper Obituary (clipping and study guide)
  • A Complicated Journey (maze)
  • A Letter from Horatio Gates to William Blount (video and study guide)
  • Can You Read This? (historical document to decipher)

Notes to Educators and Answer Key (includes suggestions for the classroom, teacher-led, and student-led options, and "one-room schoolhouse")

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Related History Quick:

What Is Impeachment?

First-Ever Federal Impeachment: William Blount


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