Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

In the early republic, Congress was a colorful, exciting, unpredictable, and contentious branch of the United States government. The members constantly quarreled but often deliberated and compromised through persuasive oratory and rational conversation. Congress was divided by party and sectionalism, but was guided through these difficulties by legislative statesmen. The Congress continued to function as the undisputed law making body of the people of the United States. Even during some of its most tumultuous years, from 1789 until the outbreak of the Civil War in 1860, the Congress effectively governed the nation.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

seperation of powers, federalism, limited government, Constitution, Founders, Federalism, The founding, early republic,

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.1.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Describe roles and responsibilities of people in authority.

D2.Civ.1.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Distinguish the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government and in different times and places.

D2.Civ.5.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the origins, functions, and structure of government with reference to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and selected other systems of government.

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.
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