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The Constitution Unit: Civics Curated Course

Founders and the Constitution

In this lesson, students will study the life of Elbridge Gerry. Students will learn about Gerry's role as a leader of the American opposition to British tyranny, his opposition to the Constitution, the tactic of gerrymandering, and much more.
Handout A: Elbridge Gerry (1744–1814)
Handout B: By His Own Hand: Elbridge Gerry and Gerrymandering
Thematic Essays 
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
Additional Classroom Activities
Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Definitions
Answer Key
 
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