A Conversation Between Two Presidents
If Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson could discuss civil liberties, what would each man say about the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus? Write a scene between Lincoln and Jackson where each man describes and defends his position on the repression of civil liberties.
Mock Military Commission
With groups of 3-4 classmates, hold a mock Military Commission similar to the kind that might have existed during the Civil War. Assign students to the prosecution, defense and judiciary committee. The defendant may also speak for the defense. Prepare and deliver statements, deliberate and give a ruling for the accused.
Write a newspaper article on the bridge burning in Baltimore. How do the local citizens react to the destruction of property? How does the city plan to pay for reconstruction of the bridges? What concerns do locals have about the progress of...
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