Political Writings Reading Passages

Political writings may be fiction or non-fiction. They explore the activities of a government, state, or society. These works are often critical of the status quo and illuminate the shortcomings or corruption of those in power.

Sort By:

Conservation

We’ve only one planet to live on, so the preservation of natural resources for our children and grandchildren is up to us. This...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Women's History

Women’s History Month is traditionally held in March, but the study of women’s history is valuable all twelve months of the yea...

Reading Set: 18 Passages

U.S. Presidents

Forty-four men have served as President of the United States. They have lead the country through wars, economic depressions, ...

Reading Set: 10 Passages

Black History Month

The United States and Canada observe Black History month in February; the United Kingdom observes it in October. While the co...

Reading Set: 13 Passages

Documents of Freedom

For centuries, humans have attempted to codify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and freedoms each person has in a so...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

The French Revolution

The French Revolution began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United States to Europe. A perio...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Susan B. Anthony and the Right to Vote

by Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was a devout women’s rights activis...

422 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea

Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

Abigail Adams’ letters to her husband, John Adams, reveals much of the inner workings of the early Founding Fathers. In this ex...

261 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, and Main / Central Idea

Her Story: Sojourner Truth

by Sojourner Truth and Olive Gilbert from Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave

Sojourner Truth was a abolitionist, feminist, and po...

447 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Date of Infamy

by Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s address to Congres...

518 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea and Summary