Founders and the Constitution

Benjamin Rush (1745-1813)

Clock One 45-minute class period.

In this lesson, students will study the life of Benjamin Rush. They will learn about Rush’s contributions to social reform in his community and country, his goals for education, and the roles he played during and after the Revolutionary period.

Founding Principles

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Representative / Republican Government

Form of government in which the people are sovereign (the ultimate source of power) and authorize representatives to make and carry out laws.

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