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1999 Delaware State Quarter

Caesar Rodney: Patriot, Delegate, or Equestrian?

In 1999, Caesar Rodney galloped back into our lives to kick-off the U.S. Mint 50 States Quarter program. Many designs and subjects were submitted but Caesar Rodney was chosen. Through the completion of this activity book students will learn why Caesar Rodney on horseback was chosen to represent Delaware, The First State. It could be because he was a patriot. Or perhaps it was because he was a delegate to the Continental Congress. Or maybe it was because he was an outstanding equestrian from the state of Delaware. Students will learn about Caesar Rodney by using both primary and secondary source documents. Lesson Plan, Activities Notebook, Thematic Primary and Secondary Source Set 


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