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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 This lesson plan uses five primary historical documents, written and disseminated between 1793 and 1798, to study the establishment of the new U.S. Navy.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)

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Enrichment, Intermediate Grades, National Standards, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Research, Teacher Developed Materials, United States History

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Author: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6698&id=ED466426



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