We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution (Lesson 3)

Students examine the writings of the founding fathers and determine what kind of government they wanted that would protect the rights of its citizens. Using other countries, they describe the characteristics of dictatorial governments and how they differ from a constutional government. They also discover the concept of a higher law and how the founding fathers feared an abuse of power by those in government.

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9th - 12th
Social Studies & History
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Lesson Plans
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Inquiry-Based Learning