The Constitution
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The Constitution

Understanding the Constitution and its role in American history is one of the keys to scoring high on the Regents Exam. This video covers all the basics on both the ...
Grades 9-12
Constitution
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Constitution

Teachers can use the documents and sound files in this primary sources toolkit to help students experience the four-month process of secret argument, debate and compromise that produced the Constitution ...
Grades 6-12
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Library of Congress
Teaching the Constitution
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Teaching the Constitution

This collection includes resources that support teaching the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution. Students will understand the issues involved in the creation and ratification of the United States Constitution ...

The Bayonet Constitution
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The Bayonet Constitution

In this video from American Experience, witness the events of 1887 that limited the power of Hawaiian King David Kalakaua. By then, most of the wealth of Hawai‘i was ...
Grades 8-12
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American Experience
The Constitution at Work
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The Constitution at Work

In this activity, students will analyze documents that span the course of American history to determine their connection to the U.S. Constitution. Find a teacher guide to complement this ...
Grades 8-11
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National Archives
Table of the Constitutional Act of 1793
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Table of the Constitutional Act of 1793

French School, (18th century); French. Medium: coloured engraving. Date: 18th Century. Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
Slavery and the U.S. Constitution
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Slavery and the U.S. Constitution

Students need to be signed in to complete this lesson. Go to "About This Activity" below to find out more ...
Grades 5-8
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WGBH
The Duel - Hamilton and the U.S. Constitution
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The Duel - Hamilton and the U.S. Constitution

In May 1787, the democratic government that had emerged from the American Revolution was only eight years old. But already ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
Whose Constitutional Rights?
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Whose Constitutional Rights?

This Slavery by Another Name unit focuses on the Reconstruction Amendments and acts enacted after the Civil War to extend ...
Grades 9-12
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Slavery by Another Name
The Last Abortion Clinic Teacher's Guide
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The Last Abortion Clinic Teacher's Guide

Students will assess the appropriate role of federal and state government in deciding when and how to regulate abortion with ...
Grades 9-12
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FRONTLINE
Separation of Powers
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Separation of Powers

The framers of the Constitution feared too much centralized power, adopting the philosophy of divide and conquer. At the national level, they created three different branches of government to administer ...
Grades 9-12
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Constitution USA
JFK - Primary Resources: Religious Freedom in the Constitution
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JFK - Primary Resources: Religious Freedom in the Constitution

Article 6 of the Constitution and the First Amendment guarantee religious freedom for all Americans ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
Equality
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Equality

In the wake of the Civil War, three amendments were added to the U.S. Constitution. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment made freed slaves citizens of the ...
Grades 9-12
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Constitution USA
The Constitution: Fixed or Flexible?
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The Constitution: Fixed or Flexible?

This Democracy in America activity outlines the foundation and design of the Constitution, as well as controversial "hot spots" in ...
Grades 12-13+
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Annenberg Learner
Constitution Day Lesson Plan
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Constitution Day Lesson Plan

This student-centered lesson creates opportunities for authentic  understanding of the process of the creation of constitution-like documents as well as ...
Grades 7-12
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PBS NewsHour
The French Constitution, engraved by Jacques Louis Copia
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The French Constitution, engraved by Jacques Louis Copia

Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul (1758-1823) (after); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. Provenance: Louvre, Paris, France ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
Georgia and the US Constitution | Georgia Stories
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Georgia and the US Constitution | Georgia Stories

  Not long after the Articles of Confederation were drawn up in 1777, Georgia and the United States decided they would ...
Grades 8-13+
The Absolute Kings Forced to Swallow the Pill of the Constitution, 1848
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The Absolute Kings Forced to Swallow the Pill of the Constitution, 1848

French School, (19th century); French. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1848. Les Rois absolus forces d'avaler ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1868) and Resource Materials
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14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1868) and Resource Materials

This document includes images of the 1868 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Passed ...
Grades 6-13+
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National Archives
The Tyrant of the Revolution Crushed by the Supporters of the Constitution of An III
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The Tyrant of the Revolution Crushed by the Supporters of the Constitution ...

Queverdo, Francois Maria Isidore (1748-97) (after); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. La Tyrannie Revolutionaire ...
Grades 3-12
Provided by:
The Bridgeman Art Library
Caricature of the Constitutional Charter of 26th July 1830, c.1830
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Caricature of the Constitutional Charter of 26th July 1830, c.1830

French School, (19th century); French. Medium: coloured engraving on card. Date: 19th Century. Provenance: Musee ...
Grades 3-12
Provided by:
The Bridgeman Art Library