We found 182 reviewed resources for continental congress
“Shut the Door”: A Senator Speaks for Immigration RestrictionLesson Planet
9th - 10th
Senator Ellison DuRant Smith's speech, delivered to Congress on April 9, 1924, urging a total restriction of immigration, is the text used in this reading comprehension exercise. Readers cite evidence directly from the speech to respond...
How the First State Constitutions Helped Build the U.S. ConstitutionLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Did you know that the United States Constitution was adopted after many state constitutions were already in place? Young scholars examine facts about the influence of states through an informative and interesting resource. Groups then...
Repairing the Fabric of DemocracyLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
During elections, headlines constantly lament the issue of low voter turnout. Help class members understand why this is such an important topic with relevant articles, a discussion of both sides of the issue, and a reflective essay.
A Lesson To Accompany "The First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking"Lesson Planet
9th - 12th
Here is an interesting topic. Learners examine the economics that led to the founding of the First Bank of America. They participate in a reader's theater experience depicting the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson...
The Constitution, the Articles, and FederalismLesson Planet
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Check out this entertaining, speedy, and highly informative overview of the founding stages of the United States government. The video includes a detailed discussion of the limitations of the Articles of Confederation, the eventual...
Liberty for All: Voices from the RevolutionLesson Planet
8th - 10th
Did the Declaration of Independence really intend to grant liberty for all? Get your class thinking about historical perspective with documents relaying the experiences of women, white men, and African-Americans during the Revolutionary...
Slavery and the Slave TradeLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What would it have been like to have heard the debate on the issue of slavery at the Constitutional Convention of 1787? With this resource, you are given the opportunity to read through a reconstruction of speeches on the topic with your...
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Lesson on the Declaration of IndependenceLesson Planet
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What does it mean to say that a right is unalienable? How did the founding fathers convey this revolutionary concept in the Declaration of Independence? Engage in a close reading and analysis of the Declaration of Independence, and...
Sample Test: Law, Past & PresentLesson Planet
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From the Magna Carta. Code of Hammurabi, and common law to today's special interest groups and law enforcement agencies, test your young historians on the evolution of the rule of law in society with this multiple choice assessment.
History of Money and Banking in the U.S.Lesson Planet
1 min 11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why was there a lack of confidence in the money and banking system of the early United States government? What historical events led to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System? Here you'll find reading materials and worksheets to...