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Grassroots Democracy Rhode Island Educators
  • Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Location: Online

The Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives in partnership with the National Archives Foundation presents this Primary Sources Educator Workshop.

The constitutional right to petition the government is protected in the First Amendment, and the American people have exercised their right to petition since 1789. Petitions from people of all levels of society were a central feature of the emergence of grassroots democracy in the 19th century. Studying these petitions enables students to explore how people worked to influence the actions of government and shape the course of history.