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Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Was the War of 1812 Our Second War of Independence?
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Though it occurred almost 40 years later, could the United States have been fighting for their independence again in the War of 1812? Using appropriate primary source material from each of the two wars, compare and contrast the situation...
Constitutional Principles: Separation of Powers
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why is separation of powers within a government important for protecting freedom? How does the United States Constitution organize the nation's governing bodies in order to ensure powers are limited and balanced? This video illustrates...
President Madison's 1812 War Message: Answers Lead to More Questions
9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate President Madison's case for declaring war against Great Britain. Students assume the roles of newspaper reporters and cite key points in Madison's argument for declaring war, and hypothesize about primary...
President Madison's 1812 War Message: A Brief Overview
9th - 12th
Students investigate President Madison's War Message. Students read the message and discuss any information they may have misunderstood. Students hypothesize about what kinds of documents might help them find answers to their questions.
The War of 1812: America’s First Declared War
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Free Trade and Sailor's Rights! Pupils dive into America's first declared war, the War of 1812. They analyze the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison through diary entries and historical reasoning. To conclude the lesson, they use their...
The Brief American Pageant: The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism
9th - 11th
Use this series of bright, informative maps to illustrate important events of America's infancy. Detailing the Missouri Compromise, the Battle of New Orleans, and the Presidential Election of 1812, this presentation would be a good...
A Deliberate, Palpable and Dangerous Exercise of Other Powers: James Madison & Homeland Security
6th - 12th
This resource uses primary source documents to explore the First Amendment. After reviewing key events of the 1790s, government or US history classes explore Madison's letter to Jefferson regarding the Alien and Sedition Acts. They then...
President Madison's 1812 War Message: A Documentary Review
9th - 12th
Students analyze primary documents to determine why President Madison believed it was important for the US to declare war with Great Britain. Students research documents on the Internet to determine President Madison's argument for going...
The Federalist Papers: Federalist Paper No. 10
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Presidents and the Constitution: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison and the Barbary Pirates
9th - 12th
Students explore the Barbary Pirates of the Mediterranean. In this American history lesson, students read a narrative regarding the conflict between the Barbary Pirates and the United States under the leadership of Washington, Adams,...