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Presidents and the Constitution Volume 1

20 Lessons

Overview

Volume I features fifteen lessons organized according to five constitutional themes: “The President and Federal Power;” “War and the Constitution,” “Slavery and the Constitution,” “The President as Chief Diplomat,” and “Electing the President.”

The lessons in Presidents and the Constitution can be approached and presented individually, historically, or thematically. Each lesson includes a historical narrative about the featured President focusing on the constitutional issues during his tenure in office. Modular lesson plans include warm-up activities, primary source analyses, simulations, guided controversies, role-plays, and other hands-on activities.