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The 25th Amendment: Presidential Illness - Constitutional Crisis (EDITH WILSON)

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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan, Presentation

About This Lesson

Essential Question:

HOW DID PRESIDENTIAL ILLNESS LEAD TO A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS?

Objective:  To have students analyze and evaluate the influence of the First Lady and the development of the 25th Amendment

Citations: 

DO NOW:  Video

https://www.c-span.org/video/?314526-1/first-ladies-ellen-wilson-edith-wilson

(30:00-37:00)

Essay Biography of Edith Wilson

http://millercenter.org/president/essays/wilson-edith-1913-firstlady/

PPT presentation on Presidential Succession

http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ghaps.org%2Fportengaa%2FGovernment%2FPresident%2FPresidential%2520Succession.ppt&usg=AFQjCNFRrvLqgSbJ-lD3vQV0k4VEmAlPKw

Homework:  “The Better Business of Government

http://www.thepresidency.org/events/other/981021transcripts.pdf

References:

http://www.firstladies.org/curriculum/curriculum.aspx?Curriculum=1522

Medical histories of Presidents:  http://ww.doctorzebra.com/prez/index.htm

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