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Anti-railroad Propaganda Poster: The Growth of Regionalism, 1800-1860

Description: Regional differences deepened when the national government began expanding, meeting foreign entanglements and domestic trouble in the early and mid 19th c. This lesson relates to the struggle to define the powers of the national and state governments in the expansion of railroads. Standards 8.6.2, 11.1.3, and 11.7.1

Author: Kerry C. Kelly, Hunterdon Central Regional High School

Lesson ID: 90

Balancing Federal and State Authority

Description: What are the arguments in favor of a weak national government that gives more power to states versus a strong national government that holds more power than state governments? What is federalism? How has the Supreme Court further defined the balance of power under federalism? How is federalism evident today? These questions are answered in this lesson and the optional extension activities. Students use the PBS film Supreme Court, Episode 1 or their government textbook for background information on the 10th Amendment. Standard 12.7.4

Author: Alison Jovanovic and Lena Morreale, Street Law

Lesson ID: 1515

Barron v Baltimore (1833): Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Description: Before the Fourteeth Amendment, the Bill of Rights did not automatically apply in the states. In this 1833 case Barron v. Baltimore, the Court affirmed what they considered to be the Founders? intention that the Bill of Rights served to limit only the actions of the federal government. Protections in the Bill of Rights, including, in this case, that just compensation be paid for taken property, could not be applied to state governments. Standards 8.9.5, 11.1.3, 12.7.1 and 12.5.1

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1559

Frontier Justice

Description: The Constitution of 1819, Article IV, Section II, gave the Governor of Alabama the power to grant reprieves and pardons in all criminal and penal cases, except those of treason and impeachment, and to remit fines and forfeitures. Citizens frequently wrote to the Governor to plead for or against the pardon of a convicted criminal. The Governors' Papers contain correspondence, petitions, legal documents, etc., relating to pardons from crimes, parole from sentences and remission of fines imposed. Most items give details of the crime, and of the criminals' background and family life. The Secretary of State kept a record of pardon and parole certificates issued by the Governor. Use them to explore the differences between frontier justice and the modern justice system. Standards 12.6.4 and 12.7.2 civics

Author: Alabama State Archives

Lesson ID: 431

Riding the Bus - Taking a Stand

Description: On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, was arrested for refusing to obey a Montgomery bus driver's order to give her seat up for a boarding white passenger as required by city ordinance. Read and analyze the municipal and state laws designed to separate the races that were common in the South at the time. The arrest of Rosa Parks sparked a boycott against the city's bus line -- the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Standards 11.10.4 and 12.7 1

Author: Alabama State Archives

Lesson ID: 907

The Grand Jury

Description: The grand jury is part of the Fifth Amendment but is still one of the most misunderstood institutions in the American legal system. What is its purpose? How does it work and what does it do? Is it a protection or a danger to liberty? Here are resources and strategies for examining the origins, powers, and purposes of the grand jury.

Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

Lesson ID: 1317

The Right to Education for California's Minorities and Immigrants

Description: Using court cases and laws passed in California learn about the changing treatment of minorities and immigrants in California schools. Examine these laws and cases to see changes in policies that segregated or excluded certain students from certain schools on the basis of their race or ethnicity. Standards 11.10.2, 11.10.5, 11.11.7, 12.2.1, 12.2.6, 12.3.1, 12.5.1, 12.5.4

Author: Learn, California State Archives

Lesson ID: 1070

U.S. Immigration Policy

Description: Examine current immigration policies in the United States, at both the state and federal levels. Consider a variety of viewpoints on several controversial issues related to immigration, and discuss these issues in light of past, current, and proposed legislation. Standards 11.9.7 and 11.11.1

Author: Close-up Foundation

Lesson ID: 1152

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