Cumberland Road, 1805


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This resource, from the Library of Congress (LOC), describes the U.S. Senate's 1805 debate about building a road from Cumberland, Maryland, to the Ohio River. The document is included in the LOC's American Memory Project collection titled "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875." This resource is referenced in the EDSITEment curriculum unit titled "James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President" and a related lesson. Less

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    Grade: 7 to 12

    Topics: United States History, Geography, American Democracy, History-Social Science

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