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LESSON PLANS FOR 10/30-31

Monday October 30th

* First 5-10 Minutes, organize (with your group) your Marshall Court Skit

* Present the skits one at a time and have the class guess what the case was about, what the constitutional issue was and the impact on society.

* After the class takes a few minutes talking it out, the presenting group will answer all of the questions (written on the board).

* Once all presentations are complete, students will write a paragraph answering the following Question:

"It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is." —Chief Justice John Marshall, in Marbury v. Madison, 1803.

To what extent did the Supreme Court uphold this belief during the tenure of John Marshall? (Be sure to illustrate your point with court cases)

 

*Once students are finished with the Marshall Court, they will begin the Andrew Jackson Mock Impeachment Trial Project.  To get into groups, students will count off numbers 1-6.

#1's   Will be arguing to impeach Andrew Jackson on Article 1 (in the directions)- The National Bank & Economic Crisis

#2's  Will be defending Andrew Jackson's actions (Article 1)

#3's   Will be arguing to impeach Andrew Jackson on Article 2 (in the directions)- South Carolina and the Nullification Crisis

#4's  Will be defending Andrew Jackson's actions (Article 2)

#5's  Will be arguing to impeach Andrew Jackson on Article 3 (in the directions)- Treatment of Native Americans & Indian Removal

#6's  Will be defending Andrew Jackson's actions (Article 3)

 

Directions for this project can be found HERE.

 

Students can start the research at the end of class. Before you begin...look up impeachment in the Constitution to help you in your efforts to either defend or impeach Andrew Jackson.

 

Tuesday October 31st

Students will continue their research on Andrew Jackson Mock Impeachment Trial. Presentations will be on Thursday & Friday. Article 1 will go 1st (on Thursday), followed by Articles 2 & 3 in order.

 

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