M2 George Washington. ACTIVITY 4.G Based on the information found in the previous texts, write a short paragraph (50 words max.) summarizing George Washington s life and role in the establishment of the United States as a nation. George Washington was ACTIVITY 4.H Read the text The First Amendments and select the correct alternatives. Then complete the chart below. The First Amendments The ratification of the Constitution in 1787 stopped / did not stop the political debate within the new country. In 1791 the Bill of Rights, which includes the first ten amendments to the US Constitution was approved / was not approved. This document restates the commitment of the Federal Government to respect / not to respect an individual s right to life, freedom and the pursuit to happiness. The Bill also declares the right to property, freedom of thought and worship, freedom of speech and press. During the 19th century other themes at the centre of discussions in the United States were: the westward / eastward expansion, the annexation of new states to the Union, the war against European immigrants / native Americans, the tensions between the Northern and the Southern States in the Union, and the problem of slavery / freedom. Individual rights from the Bill Themes at the centre of discussion during the 19th century ACTIVITY 4.I Pair work Working with a partner prepare wh-questions (who, where, when, what and why) for the image below and then give answers. Using the answers you have given, prepare a short oral description. A cotton plantation in the Mississippi in a lithograph from the 19th century. The slaves can be seen harvesting crops. Cotton, tobacco and sugar were the crops that were usually grown in that period. ACTIVITY 5 General revision 556 1. Who were the Pilgrims Fathers? 2. What does the slogan No taxation without representation mean? 3. According to the Declaration of Independence what are the three unalienable rights for all men? 4. Who were the Founding Fathers? 5. What are the three powers in the US government system?
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