Lesson Plan: The Influence of the Declaration of Independence on the Constitution

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This lesson has students look at the structure of the Declaration of Independence and the list of grievances contained in the document to explain specific provisions that were included in the Constitution. Students will be able to explain how actions of Great Britain prior to the Declaration of Independence contributed to the powers and rights in the Constitution.Teachers can access this free resource by signing up or logging into C-SPAN Classroom. Teachers can access this free resource by signing up or logging into C-SPAN Classroom. To access the full resource, click here.

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