Iraq Resolution

The 9/11 attacks propelled the United States into a period of low-grade war that has existed from that day all the way to current times. By looking at documents from the decision to send troops to Iraq in 2006, scholars connect the history of the attacks to that military engagement. Materials include speeches from senators, including Hilary Clinton, and analytical questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Examine the speeches from senators for and against military action in Iraq using the included chart
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with the Gulf War and September 11th attacks
  • Create a free Stanford History Education Group account to access the resource

  • Activities develop primary source analytical skills
  • Extension activities allow for a deeper dive into Congressional document archives

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