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Founding Documents

The Ohio General Assembly passed Senate Bill 165 which requires teaching founding documents of America in their original context.

The Ohio General Assembly passed Senate Bill 165 which requires teaching founding documents of America in their original context. The documents required are:

  • Declaration of Independence
  • Northwest Ordinance
  • United States Constitution (including the Bill of Rights)
  • Ohio Constitution


In response to this legislation, the Ohio History Connection created a series of programs and activities to assist teachers in meeting the new requirements outline in the new legislation.

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Funding for the Founding of America Documents Program was provided by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

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