Voices Of History by the Bill of Rights Institute

Heroes and Villains

Founders and the Constitution

In this lesson, students will study the life of Richard Henry Lee. They will learn about his views on the slave trade and slavery, his role as a leader of the American opposition to British Tyranny, his opposition to the Constitution, and much more
Handout A: Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794)
Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions
Handout C: In His Own Words: Richard Henry Lee on the Constitution
Thematic Essays
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
Additional Classroom Activities
Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Definitions
Answer Key
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