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Who Said It: Quote Match

Evaluate the Founders’ and Progressives’ views on the subjects of human nature and the purpose of government.

Students will:

  • Examine quotations demonstrating the Founders’ view of the purpose of government.
  • Examine quotations demonstrating the Progressives’ view of the purpose of government.
  • Evaluate the differences between the Founders’ and Progressives’ views.
  • Assess which view is more likely to protect inalienable rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  • Handout A: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?
  • Handout B: Who Said It?

Student Handouts