If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To analyze and form arguments about primary sources from the late-18th and early-19th centuries.
To consider how an approach to writing history can imply a specific world view and set of assumptions.
To explore possible revisions to standard historical narratives.
To make connections between U.S. politics in the revolutionary era and the recent history of the United States.