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VI. Citizen's Role in Democracy I. Foundations of
American Government

II. Creation of
the Constitution

III. Formation of the Federal System

IV. Development of the Bill of Rights

V. What Does the Bill
of Rights Protect?

VI. Citizen's Role in Democracy

Teaching Strategies


Web Sites for Court Cases:

Find Law
You can use Find Law to search topics or actual cases. This site is also helpful if you are wondering what cases might have  been discussed concerning a certain clause, section, or amendment of  the Constitution.

Cornell Law School - Legal Information Institute
Use this site to search for current and past court cases. It includes federal and state case law.

OYEZ - U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia
This site is great if you want a synopsis  or summary of a case without reading all of the related case documents.  Their summaries include the facts of the case, question presented, and conclusion.

Relevant Court Cases:

  • Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS (2001) rights of citizenship and due process to children born abroad to a citizen parent.
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) citizenship of slaves and blacks.
  • Kennedy v. Mendoza-Martinez (1963) residency, the draft, and loss of citizenship.
  • Plyler v. Doe (1982) education for children of illegal aliens.
  • Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB (2002) civil rights and residency requirements.

Helpful Web Sites:

Republicanism and Democracy
This is a great article relating to classical republicanism and American democracy.

In Search of Tocqueville's Democracy in America
Take the Alexis de Tocqueville Tour Exploring Democracy in America.

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