Founders and the Constitution
George Washington (1732-1799)
One 45-minute class period.
In this lesson, students will study the life of George Washington. They will learn why he is known as “Father of His Country”, his reasons for not seeking a third term as president, the purposes of his Farewell Address, and much more.
Reasoned and respectful sharing of ideas between individuals is the primary way people influence change in society/government, and is essential to maintain self-government.
Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.
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.