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James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President

Students investigate reasons why James Madison is called the "Father of the Constitution." They discuss three events during his presidency that raised constitutional questions and look at Madison's opinions of those questions. They complete the associated worksheets.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Research
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Year
2004
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Included Materials
  • Worksheet

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Lynn C.
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