Faction and Democracy

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Overview

Students write a multi-paragraph argumentative letter in opposition to a proposed bipartisan Senate bill to eliminate factions outside of the two major parties based on the ideas put forth by James Madison in Federalist No. 10, George Washington in his Farewell Address, and Thomas Jefferson in his First Inaugural Address.

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Grade

High School

Subjects

Civics, Social Studies

Length

180 minutes

Topics

Farewell Address, Federalist No. 10, federalist papers, George Washington, Inaugural Address, james madison, legislation, political factions, political parties, Thomas Jefferson

Author

Democracy Project

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