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This handwritten congressional copy of the amendment that banned slavery is signed by President Lincoln and others.
The first charter, or constitution, adopted by the 13 states following the American Revolution.
The first ten Amendments to the Constitution form the Bill of Rights.
Analyze Springsteen’s use of irony and metaphor in this song that is more complex than it might first appear.
Role play two First Amendment scenarios and decide where you stand!
The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson.
Enacted in 1862, this edition of the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
Students will relate personal experiences to the rights and responsibilities and the meaning of freedom.
Lesson Plan for Middle School and High School for Freedom Day
The Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” established the rule of law.
This document was an agreement drafted by the settlers of the first New England colony.
A perspective by Kim Lane Scheppele, professor of law, political science, and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
A perspective by Akhil Reed Amar, professor of law at Yale University Law School, and Douglas W. Kmiec, dean of Catholic University Law School.
Learn all about voting rights throughout history in this online game.
Read the full text of the U.S. Constitution.
This lesson builds student understanding of the relationships between the United States’ founding
documents by comparing and contrasting the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution,
and the Bill of Rights.
A series of newspaper articles drafted by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, urging ratification of the new Constitution.
These three constitutional amendments abolished slavery and guaranteed equal protection of the laws and the right to vote.
In this lesson students will first become acquainted with the wording of the Bill of Rights and determine language that needs further defining.