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Social Studies - U. S. History II
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Standard 1
Students will expand their knowledge of pre-Reconstruction America.
Objective 2
Investigate the development of the United States’ form of government, a compound constitutional republic, and its institutions and politics.
  • Chronology of US Historical Documents
    The University of Oklahoma hosts this outstanding collection of US Historical Documents, set in a clear chronology.
  • Comparing the Articles and the Constitution
    A kid-friendly page comparing the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution.
  • Constitution Day Resources
    Online resources and lesson activities to help you celebrate Constitution day on September 17th.
  • Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure
    This web page explains the following concepts: Federalism, Congressional Powers, Presidential Powers and Judicial Powers
  • Exploring Constitutional Conflicts
    This site has everything regarding the US Constitution, including its history, information about the Supreme Court, and cases and notes related to over 50 constitutional controversies.
  • EyeWitness
    "History through the eyes of those who lived it" including images, sounds, and writings.
  • Making of America
    The University of Michigan offers this collection of primary resources from U.S. history in the years 1850-1877. The emphasis is on social history.
  • The Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline
    The Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline is an online experience highlighting some of the key dates and events that mark more than 200 years of our constitutional history. These timeline entries, taken as a whole, tell the evolving story of the U.S. Constitution and the continuing role that it plays in our lives.
  • Themepark: United States Colonial History
    Explore U.S. Colonial History at UEN's Themepark.

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