Thomas Jefferson Webquest

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This lesson will not only provide you with a web quest but also discussion and extension lesson activities. The bulk of this lesson requires students to read information from a primary source found online as a means of building their background knowledge about the topic. Students will show their understanding by answering various open-ended questions related to Thomas Jefferson.

Explain why Jefferson passed the Embargo Act and its effect?

Determine why Jefferson had to use the loose interpretation to buy the Louisiana Purchase?

Assess why Louisiana Purchase was important to the development of the U.S.?

What were the successes and failures of Jefferson Presidency?

Students will also be required to complete an internet-based worksheet known as a webquest. The Thomas Jefferson webquest will require students to answer various open-ended questions using an online resource.

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