Founders and the Constitution
John Hancock (1737-1793)
One 45-minute class period.
In this lesson, students will study the life of John Hancock. They will learn about the ways Hancock worked to support the Revolutionary cause, his partnership with Samuel Adams in resisting British tyranny, the effectiveness of his rhetoric, and much more.
Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.
Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.