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 Robert Morris. They will learn about his role as a leader of the American opposition to British tyranny, in stabilizing the finances of the United states, his support of the Constitution and much more.
Handout A: Robert Morris (1734-1806)
Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions
Handout C: In His Own Words: Robert Morris on States' Responsibilities
Thematic Essays
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
Additional Classroom Activities
Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Definitions
Answer Key
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