How does Washington’s state constitution compare to the U.S. Constitution? In this lesson, students will find out! Guide your class through some basic similarities and differences as well as side-by-side text analysis with this lesson’s integrated reading/activity format.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine how the Washington State Constitution complements the federal structure of government in the United States
  • Compare the state government defined in the Washington Constitution with the federal government defined in the U.S. Constitution
  • Compare and contrast rights found in the Washington and U.S. Constitutions
  • Compare and contrast methods for amending the Washington and U.S. Constitutions

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