The Patriot’s Monitor: Defining Freedom in the Early Republic

33rd Annual National Council for History Education Conference

Salt Lake City, Utah
March 25, 2023

Participants examined an 1810 publication called The Patriot’s Monitor … Designed to Impress and Perpetuate the First Principles of the Revolution on the Minds of Youth; Adapted for the Use of Schools to consider what fundamental concepts of freedom and founding documents the author deemed essential to the education of the youngest citizens of the early American republic. Contemporary as well as modern works were explored before attendees were asked to compose a version of the Monitor for their twenty-first century classrooms.



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