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102 reviewed resources for the federalist papers

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If Men Were Angels: Teaching the Constitution With the Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Much like the methods of group work, the writers of the Federalist Papers worked together to advocate for their viewpoints against the anti-federalists. The resource enables learners to break into small groups and conduct research before...
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The Federalist Papers: Federalist Paper No. 51

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How did Federalists feel about the federal government? Learners search for the answers in the Federalist Paper No. 51, which discusses the powers of the presidency. Then, they answer various questions to test for their comprehension of...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Constitution and Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discover an app that will allow you and your class to really delve into key primary source documents of United States history: the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. The presenters in this video offer a breakdown of the app's...
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The Federalist Papers: Federalist Paper No. 10

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
James Madison, under the pen name “Publius,” justifies the need for an American Republic in Federalist Paper 10, which is perhaps one of the most influential contributions to the Federalist Papers. Readers examine his perspective with...
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The Federalist Papers (1787-1789)

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
An online interactive history quiz awaits your eager upper graders. They respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Federalist Papers, and then submit their answers to be scored. While the quiz covers some pertinent information,...
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The Federalist Papers and The Federal Judiciary

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils work in groups or as individuals to read about and then discuss the Federalist Papers. To finish, they write essays about an assigned topic dealing with the Federalist Papers and the federal judiciary.
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Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Delve into the responsibilities of the president by looking at President Hamilton's opinion of the presidential office in his own words. The second in a three-part series, the resource also offers an interesting compare-and-contrast...
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The Federalist Papers

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What were The Federalist Papers? If you're preparing your class for a quiz on this topic, consider providing them with these thought-provoking study questions. Ten questions are provided, although only three contain possible answers. 
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Anti-Federalist Paper No. 3

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Who were the Anti-Federalists and what do primary sources tell young historians about their beliefs? Learners read Paper No. 3 to understand their values in relation to government, such as their discussion on foreign policy and the pros...
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Federalist 47

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students will analyze and evaluate political propaganda. In this lesson on the Federalist movement, students will examine the Federalist papers and analyze the Anti-Federalist argument mage against constitutional ratification. This...
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An Introduction to Alexander Hamilton's The Federalist Papers

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Although three men wrote The Federalist Papers, over half of the 85 documents were written by one man—Alexander Hamilton. Part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, a video summary of Alexander Hamilton's The Federalist...
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Who is on that Bill? Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Papers

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students, who are adult learners, participate in an Internet scavenger hunt in order to assimilate information about the biography of Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Papers. They look at the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers...
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Federalist Papers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the propaganda used to present two opposing viewpoints during ratification of the Constitution. Through research and text reading they examine the arguments made for and against the ratification of the constitution. ...
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Anti-Federalist Paper No. 47

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The path to a more perfect union was rockier than most history books would lead you to believe. Young historians read “Antifederalist No. 47,” written by James Madison (under the pen name “Centinel”), which sharply criticizes the...
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Federalists, the Founding Fathers and the Electoral College

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of the U.S. plan for government. In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, students discuss the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation as they read selected...
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Federalist - Antifederalist Debates

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Who should have the power—individual states or the federal government? Scholars research the arguments of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists during the formation of the United States Constitution. Online resources, including a vast...
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The Federalist Defense of Diversity: Extending the Sphere

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How did early Americans ensure expansion while also securing the rights of citizens? Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, two of our early leaders, considered the problem of faction to be the "mortal disease" that created unstable...
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Debate over the Ratification of the Constitution

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss the creation of the United States, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Through a class debate, role-playing Federalists and Anti-federalists, they identify the reasons for and against ratification...
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Amending the Constitution: Why Change?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change...
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The Federal Court System

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars research and prepare a persuasive paper on how federal courts should be constructed in a new country. In this Federal Court System lesson, students decide whether they should model a new country's federal courts after the...
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Millionaire Review Game: Pre-Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Explore the era when James Madison was in charge, Federalists and Anti-Federalists battled it out, and slavery was still legal. Then, play this fun review version of the popular game, Who Wants to be a Millionaire. There are 15 questions...
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Constitutional Principles: Republican Government

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why were the founding fathers wary of democracy? What is the difference between a direct democracy and a constitutional republic? Encourage critical thinking around questions such as these in your class and review the principles of a...
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James Madison- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
From introducing the concept of checks and balances in government and his work on the Federalist Papers to the construction of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, James Madison's influence on the establishment of the United States...
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Constitution and Federalist Papers

For Students 7th - 12th
This reference app provides full text of the Constitution, including the amendments, as well as Madison's Journals, the Federalist Papers, Virginia Convention documents, and more. It also includes notes that provide additional...