In this lesson, students will study the life of Roger Sherman. Students will learn about his contributions to public service, his views on the proper division of power between state and national government, his view on the role of government, and much more.
Handout A: Roger Sherman (1721-1793)
Handout B: Context Questions
Handout C: In His Own Words: Roger Sherman on the Role of Government
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
Additional Classroom Activities
Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Definitions