Creating a More Perfect Union Exploring the creation of The US Constitution and Bill of Rights




The American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, and the creation of the US Constitution is a chapter in US history that is interesting and vital for students to understand. This game allows students to step into the shoes of our founding fathers and experience the issues and dilemmas that impacted our nation's subsequent history. Students will be challenged to think critically, develop perspective and establish a justified argument in addition to gaining insight to this important political process.


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Classes: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
Contributors : Julia Weiner

Prerequisites

Familiarity with: Preamble, Constitutional Convention, Bill of Rights


Get to know the characters


Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is one of the Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

James Madison

Madison was named the "Father of the Constition. He campaigned for a central government that was regulated with checks and balances. He played a vital role in structuring the constitution and was an instrumental force behind the bill of rights.

Fun fact: He died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Charles Pinckney

Pinckney was a founding father and govenor of South Carolina. He felt that if a government fails its people, the people have the right to form a new government.

Fun fact: Pinckney could speak 5 languages.

George Mason

George Mason was dedicated to the American manifestation of the Enlightenment. He was one of the most frequent speakers at the constitutional convention.

Fun fact. G. Mason as a close neighbor to G. Washington.

Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson practiced law before being selected to write the 1st draft of the Declaration of Independence. He went on to become the 3rd president of the USA and was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.



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