Using the John Marshall House–the 1790 home of our 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice–as a lens, this program will use visual aids, primary sources, historic objects, and Q&A to explore and examine the debate and ratification of the proposed US Constitution.
Students will understand the ratification process of the proposed US Constitution, and the positions of key leaders on both sides of the debate. Students will consider the position of both Virginia and New York as key states on the line, and will place Richmond and future Chief Justice John Marshall’s role in arguing for the Constitution in Virginia.Students will exercise skills in primary source analysis, historical inquiry, critical thinking, connecting past to present, and evaluating change over time.
CE.1a, b, c; CE.2b, c; CE.3b; CE.5a, b; CE.6a, b; CE.7a, b;
US.1a, b, c, d, e, f, g; USI.7a, b;
VUS.1a, b, c, e, f, g; VUS.4b, e; VUS.5a, b, c, d;
GOVT.1a, b, c; GOVT.4a, b, c, d; GOVT.5a, b, d; GOVT.7b; GOVT.11a, b, d, e;