And Liberty and Justice for… Some?: Writings on Liberty, Democracy, and Government by the Founding Fathers

Duration: 1 block (80 min)

While relying on enlightenment philosphy which stated that liberty and eqality were natural rights inherent in every person, the Founding Fathers wanted to ensure that white, male, monied citizens received these rights, while other persons did not.  Students will compare and contrast various writings of the Founding Fathers that discuss liberty, equality, and democracy while…

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Grade Level

High School

Type of Lesson

Document Analysis

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Jennifer Connolly
Preston High School
2780 Schurz Ave
Bronx, NY 10465