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 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
Thematic Essays
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
Additional Classroom Activities
Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Definitions
Answer Key
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