Day 6

Founding Brothers Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Alien and Sedition Acts and the Constitution

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    The analyze the constitutionality of the Alien and Sedition Acts

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4


    Divide the class into four groups and assign each one of the Alien and Sedition Acts:

    • The Naturalization Act
    • The Alien Friends Act
    • The Alien Enemies Act
    • The Sedition Act

    Each group should prepare a brief presentation in which they summarize and discuss their thoughts on the constitutionality of their assigned act. Their presentations should take a strong stance on whether or not their act is constitutional, grounded in...

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