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KIDS for PRESIDENT-Be Ready for an Election

Tue, November 26, 2019
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367
Time
10:00am
11:45am
Price
9.00
9.00
Reservation

KIDS for PRESIDENT-be ready for an election
Offering young learners insight during the 2020 Election Year!

 

A Perfect Union-A Perfect Vote!
Birth of Democracy. Liberty.
Voting Process and Bill of Rights.

Just in time for primary!

A Perfect Union-A Perfect Vote is a spirited folk musical introducing the people and events that led to the writing and signing of our Constitution. Presented in story form and brimming with song, dance, drama and humor.

The story of “A Perfect Union” begins in Boston, 1773 and ends at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, 1787. The play covers the critical and tempestuous time in our nation’s history in which revolution, war, and a failed attempt at self-governing finally led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution and the birth of our country and voting process as we know it today. Briefly addressing the American Revolution and the underlying causes thereof, the majority of the play examines that period between the winning of our Independence and the formation of our national government.

The spirited musical, for young audiences, theatrically examines the various legal and financial troubles that arose from thirteen independent states trying to coexist without a unifying governing body. For example: the economic chaos that resulted from each state having its own currency. In a hilarious scene, personifications of New York, New Jersey and France attempt to negotiate trade with each other while having to contend with two separate state taxation laws and systems of money.

Curriculum Connections: Government, Voting Process, Presidential Campaign, Leadership, Teamwork, Music, Theater, Arts

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