Primary Source Worksheet: Delaware Memorial Expressing Opposition to the Embargo Act of 1807

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The right to petition is clearly illustrated by this primary source document that presents arguments against Thomas Jefferson's Embargo Act of 1807.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collect the entire set of worksheets and use periodically as skill-building exercises
  • Sort the worksheets by subject and incorporate into appropriate units
  • Pair a reading of this document with a reading of Jefferson's message to Congress requesting the embargo
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource does not include a more readable, printed version of the document
Pros

  • The worksheet reading questions encourage a close reading of the document
Cons

  • No printed text version of the petition is included in the resource