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  1. Driven2Teach“Founding Fathers-- Founding Principles”

  2. Larry’s Vision: Teach the Teacher Driven 2 Teach “ David [McCullough] and I both believe it is important to educate people about our heritage. Otherwise, many of the freedoms we have had in America are going to be lost to future generations, and they won’t even know what they’ve lost. In some places, American history isn’t even a required class anymore—that’s a tragedy. With all this in mind, David told me about a program in his home state of Maine that took teachers to historical sites—the idea being that if you can get the teachers to experience history firsthand, they will become more knowledgeable and more passionate about the subject, and this will trickle down to the students. I took this idea with me back to Utah and grew it bigger. We call it our ‘Teach the Teacher’ program, or the Education Project.” Miller, Larry H., and Doug Robinson. Driven: an Autobiography. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2010. Print. (pg. 212)

  3. Instructor Sara Hacken Sara Hacken has taught 28 years in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. For the last fourteen years, she has taught an integrated English/History program at Lakeridge Jr. High. Sara has received awards for her innovative work at both the elementary and secondary level. She has conducted curriculum workshops locally and nationally, and taught classes for BYU, SUU, and Utah State and was recently recognized as the 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year! For the last six years she has also written and directed the Teaching American History grants for Alpine District which has provided over 550 hours of US History in-service for Alpine teachers. Sara has traveled extensively both in the US, and internationally as a Fulbright Scholar. Sara is the mother of four children, and grandmother of eleven grandchildren.

  4. Instructor Cindy Ness Cindy Ness is a 26 year veteran of the public education system. She is the recipient of six educational grants, and a Fulbright Scholar. In 2008 she was the recipient of the Middle School Alpine Spirit Award for excellence in education and a Crystal Apple recipient. Cindy joined the BYU history faculty in Fall 2009. She taught American history courses and worked with the prospective history and social studies teachers. She returned to the public classroom in Fall 2012, while continuing to teach Independent Study courses at BYU. Cindy has taught US History & Education seminars throughout the state of Utah; including three previous Larry H. Miller Driven 2 Teach History Seminars. Cindy and her husband, Rob, have four children.

  5. Dr. Jeffery D. Nokes Jeff Nokes (PhD, Utah) is an assistant professor of History at BYU where he works with prospective history and social studies teachers. His research interests include history teaching, democratic instructional methods, and nurturing secondary students’ historical literacies. He is the author of Building Students’ Historical Literacies: Learning to Read and Reason with Historical Texts and Evidence (2013), and co-editor of (Re) Imagining Content-Area Literacy Instruction (2010). Jeff taught for 14 years in the Jordan School District at Elk Ridge Middle School and Bingham High School. He was named Utah’s outstanding high school history teacher of the year in 2005 by the Utah Council for the Social Studies. Jeff lives in Riverton with his wife and six children and enjoys coaching, hiking, and camping.

  6. Dr. Jay H. Buckley Jay H. Buckley (PhD, Nebraska) teaches US History, American West, and American Indian history courses and directs the Native American Studies minor at BYU. His specialties include Lewis & Clark, exploration & migration, Indian-white relations, fur trade, and other western themes. Buckley recently served as the President of the national Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Buckley is the author of William Clark: Indian Diplomat and co-author of By His Own Hand?: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis; Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West; and, Orem [Utah]. Jay and his wife, Becky, are the parents of three children and they enjoy sports, hiking, and traveling.

  7. DRIVEN-2-TEACH: 2014 Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

  8. Thirteen Founding Fathers, Their Ladies of Liberty, & a Pain(e) in King George’s Neck

  9. Massachusetts “By the Sword We Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Liberty.” 1) Samuel Adams* 2) John Hancock* 3) John Adams* Elbridge Gerry*, Nathaniel Gorham, James Otis*, Robert Treat Paine*

  10. SAMUEL ADAMS • Sept 27, 1722 – Oct 2, 1803 • Harvard College • Married: • Elizabeth Checkley • Elizabeth Wells • MA House of Represent. • Sons of Liberty • Boston Massacre; Tea Party

  11. Contributions • Continental Congress • Psalms 33 • Helped draft Articles of Confederation & MA State Constitution • Lexington/Concord • MA Senate Pres. • MA Gov. (1794-97)

  12. “This is a glorious day for America.” Apr 19, 1775 “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards.” “Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.” “Our cause is just and righteous, and we shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we show ourselves worthy of its aid and protection.”

  13. JOHN HANCOCK • Jan 23, 1737– Oct 8, 1793 • Lost father at age 7 • Had a rich uncle! • Harvard College • Dorothy Quincy • MA colonial legislature • Liberty! for Madeira

  14. Contributions $250,000 to aid Rev. War President, 2nd C Congress Maj. Gen. of MA militia First and Third Governor state of MA Congress of Confederation MA State Convention

  15. “I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.”  “Burn Boston, though it makes John Hancock a beggar, if the public good requires it.”

  16. JOHN ADAMS • Oct 30, 1735-July 4, 1826 • Braintree (Quincy) • Harvard College • Taught School • Practiced Law • Married Abigail Smith • Wonderful letters • Confidant, advisor

  17. Contributions • Continental Congress • Declaration of Independence • Wrote MA Constitution • US Diplomat • France • Great Britain • VP; 2nd US President • Opposition to slavery

  18. “The furnace of affliction produces refinement in states as well as individuals. And the new Governments we are assuming in every part will require a purification from our vices, and an augmentation of our virtues, or they will be no blessings.” “[Independence Day] … will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.”

  19. Massachusetts

  20. Virginia “Death to Tyrants” / “Thus always to tyrants” 4) Patrick Henry* 5) George Washington 6) Thomas Jefferson* 7) James Madison Carter Braxton, Benjamin Harrison, Francis Lightfoot Lee,Richard Henry Lee, George Mason,Thomas Nelson, Edmund Randolph, George Wythe

  21. PATRICK HENRY* • May 29, 1736-June 6, 1799 • Attorney, Wealthy Landowner and Tobacco grower; Great Orator • Opposition to Stamp Act • Champion of Republicanism

  22. Contributions Promoter of the Rev. Anti-Federalist who opposed Constitution Advocate: Bill of Rights 1st and 6th Gov. of VA

  23. “Let us trust God and our better judgment to set us right hereafter. United we stand, divided we fall.” “It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace—but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

  24. GEORGE WASHINGTON • Feb. 22, 1732-Dec. 14, 1799 • tobacco plantation • French & Indian War • George & Martha • Father & Mother of the Country

  25. Contributions Continental Army General Presided over Constitutional Convention First President Set the standard of the presidency Repeatedly voluntarily gave up power…

  26. “The time is now [to] determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves. . . . Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us the only choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.” “The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind …an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation.”

  27. THOMAS JEFFERSON* • April 13, 1743-July 4, 1826 • Martha Wayles Skelton • Sally Hemings (1/2 sister) • Governor of Virginia • US Minister to France • Notes on the State of Virginia • Land Ordinance (1784/1785)

  28. Contributions Declaration of Independence Religious Freedom Founder, Univ. of VA Diplomat; Sec of State VP; Third President Louisiana Purchase

  29. “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.” “All persons shall have full and free liberty of religious opinion; nor shall any be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious institution.” “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; … we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

  30. “May it [the Declaration of Independence] be to the world what I believe it will be, . . . the Signal of arousing men to burst the chains, under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to find themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self government. . . . All eyes are opened, or opening to the rights of man.” – 1826 “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”– 1787

  31. JAMES MADISON • March 16, 1751-June 28, 1836 • Oldest of 12 kids • College of NJ (Princeton) • Protégé of Jefferson • Religious liberty

  32. Contributions Father of the Constitution Bill of Rights champion Federalist Papers (26) Federalist Party House of Rep. Secretary of State Fourth President War of 1812

  33. “Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

  34. Virginia

  35. Pennsylvania “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence” Thomas Paine 8) John Dickinson 9) Benjamin Franklin* 10) Robert Morris* George Clymer,John Morton,Benjamin Rush,James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson

  36. THOMAS PAINE • Feb. 9, 1737-June 8, 1809 • political activist, author, political theorist, revolutionary, critic of Christianity • Pain in George III’s neck • Catalyst of American & French Revolutions

  37. Contributions Common Sense American Crisis Rights of Man

  38. “Government, even in its best state, is a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” “Without the pen of [Paine], the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.” --John Adams

  39. JOHN DICKINSON • Nov. 15, 1732-Feb. 14, 1808 • Mary “Polly” Norris • Quaker; • huge library, later donated to Dickinson College • Refused to sign Dec. of Independence b/c pacifism • Fifth President of Penn.

  40. “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all,By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall;In so righteous a cause let us hope to succeed,For heaven approves of each generous deed.” The Liberty Song Contributions • Penman of the American Rev. • Resolutions of the Stamp Act C. • Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania • Olive Branch Petition • Declaration of the Causes of Taking Up Arms • Articles of Confederation

  41. “The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.” “Our cause is just, our union is perfect.” “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.” “Governments could not give the rights essential to happiness. We claim them from a higher source: from the King of kings, and Lord of all the earth.”

  42. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN* • Jan. 17, 1706-April 17, 1790 • Printer & Inventor • Albany Plan (1754) • Deborah Read • Poor Richard’s Almanac • 1732-1757 • Autobiography (1771)

  43. Contributions Diplomat to France Franco-American Alliance Treaty of Paris 1783 Wisdom, Compromise & Optimism at Constitutional Convention Anti-slavery efforts

  44. “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” “A great Empire, like a great Cake, is most easily diminished at the Edges.” “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

  45. ROBERT MORRIS* • Jan. 20, 1734 – May 8, 1806 • Liverpool, merchant • Philadelphia • Morris & Co. shipping • One of the most powerful and wealthy men in America • Continental Navy

  46. ("$") Contributions • Signed D of I; A of C; U.S. Const. • President’s House • Where the Liberty Bell is now… • Financier of the Revolution • personally paid £1,000,000 to troops • Cont. Congress Finance Committee • Supt of Finance (A of C) • Key financial founder

  47. “It is the duty of every individual to act his part in whatever station his country may call him to in hours of difficulty, danger, and distress.”  – Robert Morris

  48. Pennsylvania

  49. New York “Ever Upward” 11) Alexander Hamilton 12) GouverneurMorris 13) John Jay Others: Aaron Burr, William Floyd, Francis Lewis, Philip Livingston, Robert Livingston, Lewis Morris