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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.

(31) Results for Political Writings Reading Passages

John F. Kennedy: Why the Moon?

President John F. Kennedy set an ambitious goal in 1961 that America would land on the moon before the end of the decade. In th...

683 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1300L +, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

by Abraham Lincoln

Noted for its beautiful and compelling language, Abr...

325 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Summary

President Theodore Roosevelt’s 7th Annual Message to Congress

by Theodore Roosevelt

An avid conservationist, President Theodore Roosevel...

689 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Bishop Works

by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

CHAPTER XII passage: Often called one of the greates...

1,095 Words, 11th-12th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary, Theme

The Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln

In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lin...

735 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The U.S. Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called the Bill of Rights. These amendments were finally ratified in 1791...

489 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Fact and Opinion, Summary

The Declaration of Independence

by Second Continental Congress

The Declaration of Independence was the document ado...

379 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues, Summary

The Mayflower Compact

by The Pilgrims

The Mayflower Compact was a document written and sig...

322 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues, Summary

Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

by Henry David Thoreau from Walden

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a noted American...

642 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Theme

A Stormy Day

by Anna Sewell from Black Beauty

Chapter 12 passage: "Black Beauty" is the story of a...

502 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary