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This mini-lesson digs into the 41 year political career of James Madison. Considered the author of the U.S. Constitution, Madison was a prime architect in creating a strong national government, yet fought for the addition of a federal bill of rights. This balance resulted in the blueprint for government that we use to this day.

 

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James Madison - Middle School - on Nearpod

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize how various individuals and groups contributed to the development of the U.S. government.
  • Trace the impact of significant events that surrounded the founding of the United States.
  • Big Ideas: author of U.S. Constitution, Federalist Papers, The Virginia Plan, Anti-Federalists, Bill of Rights, served as delegate, Representative, and president 

LESSON MATERIALS

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