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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Debating the Constitution

Federalist vs. Anti-Federalists
  1. The Federalist Papers - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/fed.asp
  2. Background and Basics of Federalism - http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/studyback.htm
  3. National and State Governments - http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/federalism.htm
  4. Hamilton and the National Economy -http://americanhistory.about.com/od/18thcentury/a/Alexander-Hamilton-And-The-National-Economy.htm
  5.  Antifederalists - http://www.ushistory.org/us/16b.asp
  6. Anti-Federalists - http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h374.html
  7.  Anti-Federalist Papers - http://www.constitution.org/afp/afp.htm
Bill of Rights                                                  
  1. States’ Rights - http://civilliberty.about.com/od/raceequalopportunity/tp/States-Rights-History-Timeline.htm
  2. Bill of Rights - http://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/bill-of-rights/
  3. All Amendments - http://www.ushistory.org/documents/amendments.htm
  4. 1st Amendment - http://kids.laws.com/first-amendment
  5. 2nd Amendment – http://www.layers-of-learning.com/the-second-amendment-for-kids/
  6. 3rd Amendment – http://www.government-and-constitution.org/bill-of-rights/3rd-amendment.htm
  7. 4th Amendment – http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/bill_of_rights/media/four.htm
  8. 5th Amendment – http://content.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,1027130599001_2080298,00.html
  9. 6th Amendment – http://www.constitutingamerica.org/juliette/?p=271
  10. 7th Amendment – http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_government/seventh_amendment.php
  11. 8th Amendment – http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution/the-amendments/amendment-8-cruel-and-unusual-punishment
  12. 9th Amendment – http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2080345_2080344_2080383,00.html
  13. 10th Amendment – http://www.cliffsnotes.com/cliffsnotes/american-government/the-10th-amendment-does-what

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Constitutional Convention


Proceedings
  1. First President - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/creating-the-united-states/road-to-the-constitution.html#obj2
  2. Notes on the Debates - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/debcont.asp
  3. http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/p/constitutional_convention.htm
  4. Key Compromises - http://americanhistory.about.com/od/usconstitution/tp/compromises-of-the-constitutional-convention.htm
  5. Convention Procedures - http://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/convention/themes/12.html

Virginia vs. New Jersey Plans
  1. Image of document - http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=7
  2. Montpelier - http://www.montpelier.org/james-and-dolley-madison/james-madison/father-of-the-constitution/virginia-plan
  3. Father of the Constitution - http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-amendments/james-madison/
  4. New Jersey Plan - http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/v1ch8s9.html
  5. Why was the NJ Plan Introduced? - http://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/convention/themes/3.html
  6. Virginia and New Jersey infographics - https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/textbooks/boundless-u-s-history-textbook/founding-a-nation-1783-1789-9/the-united-states-constitution-84/the-virginia-and-new-jersey-plans-475-3263/
  7. At the Convention - http://zorak.monmouth.edu/~njhist/njconstconvention.html

Slavery
  1. Jefferson Notes - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/creating-the-united-states/road-to-the-constitution.html#obj1
  2. The Constitution and Slavery - http://www.crf-usa.org/black-history-month/the-constitution-and-slavery
  3. Influence on Writing the Constitution - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/dec/18/20051218-125506-2924r/?page=all
  4. Constitutional Understanding - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/dec/18/20051218-125506-2924r/?page=all
  5. Slavery and the Constitution - https://www.docsoffreedom.org/readings/slavery-and-the-constitution
  6. Excluded from We the People - http://school.familyeducation.com/slavery-us/african-american-history/47429.html

The Constitution 
  1. http://www.ushistory.org/documents/constitution.htm
  2. http://www.usconstitution.net/constconart.html
  3. Q & A - http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_q_and_a.html
  4. Almanac of Policy Issues - http://www.policyalmanac.org/government/archive/constitution.shtml
  5. Constitution through Compromise - http://www.ushistory.org/us/15d.asp

Articles vs. Constitution
  1. http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/chart.art.html
  2. http://ocw.usu.edu/university-studies/u-s-institutions/comparison-of-constitution-and-articles-of-confederation.html
  3. http://annmariehayeswebsite.weebly.com/articles-of-confederation-vs-us-constitution-comparison.html

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Governing a New Nation


New State Constitutions/Governments
  1. State Constitutions - http://www.landofthebrave.info/state-constitutions.htm
  2. Government Unit 1 Review - http://quizlet.com/11237692/government-unit-1-review-worksheet-flash-cards/
  3. Natural Law and Constitution Making -http://www.nlnrac.org/american/founding-era-constitution-making
  4. 1783-1784 - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/timeline2d.html
  5. 1785-1786 - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/timeline2e.html
  6. 1787-1788 - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/timeline2f.html
  7. To Form a More Perfect Union - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/intro01.html
Articles of Confederation
  1. America’s First Failure at Government - http://www.ushistoryscene.com/uncategorized/articlesofconfederation/
  2. http://www.ushistory.org/us/14b.asp
  3. Text - http://www.ushistory.org/documents/confederation.htm
  4. Annotated Text - http://context.montpelier.org/document/693#passage-48
  5. History.com - http://www.history.com/topics/articles-of-confederation
  6. Timeline - http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/articles.html
  7. The First Constitution - http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters_of_freedom_4.html
  8. James Madison Papers - http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mjmtext:@field(DOCID+@lit(jm020120))  and more http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query
  9. Policies and Problems of the Confederation Government - http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/newnatn/confed/confed.html
  10. Strengths and Weaknesses - http://quizlet.com/21925946/articles-of-confederation-strengths-and-weaknesses-flash-cards/
  11. Revision Called for - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/creating-the-united-states/road-to-the-constitution.html#obj8
  12. Shay’s Rebellion - http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/  and  http://www.ushistory.org/us/15a.asp
  13. The Source of the Evil is the Nature of Government - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/creating-the-united-states/road-to-the-constitution.html#obj8
  14. Revolt in Massachusetts - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/creating-the-united-states/road-to-the-constitution.html#obj8
  15. Franklin’s Draft - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/contcong_07-21-75.asp
  16. Dickenson’s Draft - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/contcong_07-12-76.asp
  17. In Franklin’s Autobiography - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/jeffauto.asp#artconfdebate

 Northwest Ordinance
  1. An Ordinance for the Government of the Western Territory - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/creating-the-united-states/road-to-the-constitution.html#obj17
  2. This Day in History - http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-enacts-the-northwest-ordinance
  3. Chronicle of the Revolution - http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_northwest.html
  4. 6 Principles - http://constitution.laws.com/declaration-of-independence/the-northwest-ordinance
  5. WikiHistoria - https://wikihistoria.wikispaces.com/Northwest+Ordinance
  6. Map and Effects - http://www.americanhistoryusa.com/northwest-ordinance-1787-effects/

Monday, March 23, 2015

Franklin in Paris and the End of the War



End of the War –
  1. Timeline of the Revolutionary War - http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/revwartimeline.htm
  2. The End of the Revolutionary War - http://blog.oup.com/2013/09/washington-end-revolutionary-war/
  3. An Unlikely Victory - http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/revwar-77.htm
  4. Ending the War - http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/ending-war-1783
  5. The End and the Beginning - http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/revolutionarywar3.htm
  6. 1775-1783 - http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/revolution/section7.rhtml
  7. Surrender at Yorktown - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/oct19.html

Treaty of Paris –
  1. Text - http://americanhistory.about.com/od/revolutionarywar/a/treaty_of_paris.htm
  2. Text - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/paris.asp
  3. Our Documents - http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=6
  4. Franklin - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/franklin/franklin-treaty.html
  5. British/American Relations - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/british/brit-2.html
  6. Treaty of Paris Ratified - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jan14.html
  7. Milestones 1776-1783 - https://history.state.gov/milestones/1776-1783/treaty

Map the War
  1. ZeeMaps - https://www.zeemaps.com/
  2. Google Map Maker - https://support.google.com/mapmaker/?hl=en#topic=3180752
  3. Click 2 Map - http://www.click2map.com/free_map_creator
  4. Animaps - http://www.animaps.com/#!home
  5. Scribble Maps - http://scribblemaps.com/
  6. Quick Maps - http://quikmaps.com/
  7. Umapper - http://www.umapper.com/
  8. Mapfaire - http://www.mapfaire.com/
  9. World Map - http://worldmap.harvard.edu/maps/new
  10. GmapGIS - http://www.gmapgis.com/
  11. Map Fab - http://www.mapfab.com/editor/new


Friday, March 20, 2015

Serving, Spies, and the Navy


Women in the Revolution

African Americans in the Revolution

The Navy


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Turning Point of the Revolution

Fighting in the Middle States

Battle of Trenton

Battles of Saratoga

Foreign Aid in the Revolution

Valley Forge