In this mini-lesson, students learn how William Blackstone and his Commentaries on the Laws of England influenced America’s founders, founding documents, and legal system.


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  • Identify William Blackstone and his influence on America’s government and legal system
  • Analyze the ideas behind America’s founding documents
  • Recognize how various individuals contributed to the development of the U.S. government


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