You Can Quote Me On That: History of the National Debt

What US president said, "Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt"? In this exercise, students will deliberate on historical figures' thinking about our country's debt and construct a timeline of its history.

Grade Level



National debt

Time required

 Quick Pick: Step 1 only (5 minutes)
 Power Up: Steps 1 through 4 (15 minutes)
 Deep Dive: Steps 1 through 6 (25 minutes)