The Emoluments Clause and the President (Civil Conversation)

Lesson Duration

Constitutional Rights Foundation - Civics On Call

In preparing for a Civil Conversation activity (guide included), students read about the emoluments clause in Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution and monitor the challenges to President Trump by considering Why President Trump May or May Not Be Violating the Emoluments Clause.


1. Gain a deeper understanding of a controversial issue.

2. Use close reading skills to analyze a text.

3. Present text-based claims.
4. Develop speaking, listening, and analytical skills.

5. Identify common ground among differing views.

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