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13th Amendment, Congressional Copy

This handwritten congressional copy of the amendment that banned slavery is signed by President Lincoln and others.

Articles of Confederation

The first charter, or constitution, adopted by the 13 states following the American Revolution.

Bill of Rights

The first ten Amendments to the Constitution form the Bill of Rights.

Design Your Own Dollar Bill

This activity is perfect for commemorating Tax Day.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: Government

Perspectives on the Constitution: Understanding Our Constitution

A perspective by Akhil Reed Amar, professor of law at Yale University Law School, and Douglas W. Kmiec, dean of Catholic University Law School.

The Constitution of the United States: Fast Facts

Ten essential facts about the U.S. Constitution.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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The Constitution of the United States: Original Image

An image of the original handwritten, signed U.S. Constitution.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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The Exchange: Should the United States Reduce Immigration?

This research and deliberation activity is designed to encourage students to look at the issue of immigration reform from different points of view.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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The Reconstruction Amendments

These three constitutional amendments abolished slavery and guaranteed equal protection of the laws and the right to vote.

Town Hall Wall: An Indecent Proposal

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should Congress stiffen the penalties for television and radio broadcasters who violate FCC indecency standards?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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Town Hall Wall: The Choice Is Yours

This Town Hall Wall asks: Tell us which party you'd like to control Congress after November's midterm elections.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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Town Hall Wall: War of Words

This Town Hall Wall asks: Should the president or Congress have the final say about the war in Iraq?

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
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