Constitution and Government

ETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources and Student Activities

Tennessee's Constitutions

Key Words: 1796 Constitution, 1834 Constitution, 1870 Constiution, Tennessee government, state capital

The Creation and Failure of the State of Franklin Teacher Packet

Key Words: John Sevier, State of Franklin, Articles of Confederation, failure


Constitution and Government Additional Resources

Constitution and Government Activities

Lesson Plan on George Washington's Farewell Address from History.com

Abigail Adams Letter Activity

Phyllis Wheatley Poetry Activity- This is part of a larger lesson plan on George Washington, but the activity stands alone.

Graphic Organizer for Analyzing Persuasive Writing

Constitution and Government Web Links

Interactive Constitution- This site pairs the text of the Constitution a short article explaining its meaning

Shay's Rebellion- This site has an extensive collection of digitized documents and artifacts related to the rebellion as well as lesson plans.

Phyllis Wheatley-  Biography and Poems

Constitution and Government ETHS Articles

The State of Franklin

Cannon, Walter Faw. “Four Interpretations of the History of the State of Franklin.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 22 (1950): 3-18.

Jones, Blake W. “Frontier Diplomacy: The State of Franklin and Its Quest for Independence.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 79 (2007): 41-62.

Additional Related Articles:

Henderson, Cherel Bolin. “Consider Our Distressed Situation and Grant Us Relief: The Story of the South of the French Broad settlements, 1783-1829.” Tennessee Ancestors 17, no. 3 (December 2001): 195-207.

“Some Founders of Campbell’s Station, Tennessee: A Geneaology of Alexander, David, and James Campbell.” Compiled by Laura E. Luttrell. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 25 (1953): 107-131.