Peosta Hosts the Presidential Troupe
Seton Catholic School was the destination for the Presidential Troupe on February 28. It was a beautiful sunny day for the hour and a half drive northeast to the small town of Peosta, IA. Peosta sits a few miles west of Dubuque, one of Iowa’s oldest towns, which was established by Julian Dubuque because of its nearby lead deposits.
Over one hundred 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders listened for 60 minutes while Ben Franklin, John Adams, a Loyalist, and Samuel Adams gave their personal opinions on the events leading up to the writing of the constitution. As you can see by the photo, Samuel Adams was getting his last point across even as the photographer was attempting to take the photo!
Franklin asked the students, “What questions do you have about the constitution?” The six students in the photo were part of the program and shouted out questions pertaining to their individual rights.