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ERIC Number: ED466426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-18
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Launching the New U.S. Navy. Teaching with Documents.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
Although the U.S. Constitution of 1787 strengthened the national government and provided for the reestablishment of a national navy, congressional debate on rebuilding the Navy did not begin in earnest until the end of 1793. On March 27, 1794, Congress reestablished the Navy with authorization for six vessels. In 1797 the launching of the first three frigates laid the foundation for the new U.S. Navy. This lesson plan uses five primary historical documents, written and disseminated between 1793 and 1798, to study the establishment of the new U.S. Navy. The lesson plan contains teaching activities, including history and civics and government standards correlation activities and document analysis activities. Reproductions of the five documents and a written document analysis worksheet are provided. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.