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Want more on FEDERALISM? Take a look …

Think you understand FEDERALISM?  Want to learn more?  Check out .. Play POWER PLAY from iCivics! Here’s a video overview of the topic from the Constitution Center in Philly: How about a crash course on Federalism from the peeps at … Continue reading

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WE THE PEOPLE CHALLENGE – iCivics!

Who will be the top PolitiCat in the We the People Challenge? We will find out over the next few weeks by using an awesome platform from iCivics! As we discuss important government concepts prior to the Bar Exam, you … Continue reading

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DIVING INTO THE CONSTITUTION

It’s an important time in your lives, young historians – you could even call it a TURNING POINT.  You have the opportunity to read the 4,543 words of the Constitution – the supreme law of the land. As you dig … Continue reading

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CREATING THE CONSTITUTION – Hit the Targets!

How will you show your understanding of the creation of the Constitution?  Any way you want … as long as you hit the targets!  It’s up to you!

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RATIFICATION! Learning experience for September 17/18

“Probably the most intellectual debate we have ever had in this country” … “nothing less that American big bang” … “the first time in world history anything like that happened” …  Those are power lines. aren’t they! When the Constitution … Continue reading

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COOL CONVENTION STUFF FOR REVIEW!

What an amazing Convention!  The delegates created a document that George Washington termed “a miracle“ – what do you think he meant? Aren’t you dying to know more? Spend some time with the materials below to review the causes, influences … Continue reading

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Preparation for Sep 13/16 – PREPARE FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION!

It’s pretty obvious that the young United States needed a new government in 1787, isn’t it?  After a few smaller meetings took place to set the stage, a meeting of members of all (almost all) 13 states was scheduled for … Continue reading

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THE FIRST AMERICAN GOVERNMENT – The Articles of Confederation – Learning experience for Sep 9/10

After the DOI was adopted, the new United States needed to make a government – gotta gave a government, right?  The Congress discussed and adopted a form of known as … (drumroll, please) THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION! What was this … Continue reading

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SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW – SEPTEMBER 5/6

It’s that time, young historians – time to show what you know!  It’s nothing to stress about – just your first formal chance to let us know what you have learned so far in a few classes of AmStud History! … Continue reading

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE – Some home learning about the big doc for Sep 5/6

I can summarize the main ideas and important points of The Declaration of Independence I can explain and evaluate the relevance of the Declaration of Independence. WATCH ME FOR SOME CONTEXT TO THE DECLARATION! As mentioned in class, the Declaration … Continue reading

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