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Chapter 6 Skill/Project


Lesson Plan: The Hartford Convention

The students will:

  • Be able to explain the reasons for New England discontent during the War of 1812
  • Explain the reasons and significance for the amendments proposed by the Hartford Convention
  • Effectively interpret a political cartoon
  • Explain the distinction between the power to declare war and to make war


  • Student Handout: The Power to Make War

Additional Resources

  • The Library of Congress has an exceptional website on the War of 1812 with a detailed chronology, numerous political cartoons, and primary sources.