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About the Iroquios Constitution

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/NAANTH/IRCONST.HTM

Rating: 2, High!

Description: There is a forward by University of Virginia Professor Gerald Murphy to this copy of the Iroquois Constitution. He argues that during the Bicentennial Celebration of the U.S. Constitution "...I DID find sufficient data and evidence to convince me that the Iroquois most certainly did have a considerable influence on the drafting of our own Constitution, and we present-day Americans owe them a very large debt." Take a look for yourself! Standards 8.2.7, 11.1.1, and 12.1.3

Comments: This is an important source to review when learning about the antecedents of the U.S. government system.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 55

Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.table.html#amendments

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Which of these amendments address social issues of 19th century America? Standards 8.2.6, 8.2.7, 8.11.5, and 11.10.7

Comments: Required reading under AB3086.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 159

Articles of Confederation - 1777

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/content.php?page=document&doc=3

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On June 11, 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed three committees in response to the Lee Resolution. One of these committees, created to determine the form of a confederation of the colonies, was composed of one representative from each colony with John Dickinson, a delegate from Delaware, as the principal writer. Learn about the type of government organization that this committee developed as the first constitution of the United States. Standard 5.7.1 and 8.2.2

Comments: A high bandwidth connection is necessary to download the facsimile copy. This document is part of the Our Documents Project.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 317

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site links to over 500 documents pertaining to the Constitution compiled by the Library of Congress. Standards 5.6.6 and 8.2.2

Comments: Check out the special exhibits.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 967

Shays' Rebellion

http://www.sjchs-history.org/Shays.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: After the American Revolution ended in 1783, the young republic faced a severe economic depression. This conomic downturn forced people unable to pay their debts first into court, then into jail. The farmers of Western Massachusetts, after years of frustration, reacted with an armed uprising, called Shays' Rebellion after its leader, that lasted for six months at the end of 1786 and start of 1787. Standard 8.3.5

Comments: This brief site by the Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society provides an overview of the issue but not depth.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2760

U.S. Constitution

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.table.html#amendments

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is each article of the Constitution and each amendment. Each is indexed by topic and printed as a separate page. Standards 8.2.6, 8.2.7, 8.11.5, 10.2.2, and 12.1.6

Comments: Required reading under AB3086.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 162

An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom

http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/religion/statute.cfm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This bill, drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1777, first appeared in the form of a broadside, printed in Williamsburg in 1779. It was later used to argue the merits of including religious liberty guarantees in the First Amendment of the Constitution. The only known copy of the original broadside belongs to the Boston Public Library. Standards 8.2.5 and 11.3.5

Comments: The vocabulary of this document is difficult and this is best read aloud by the teacher and used in class discussion.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 212

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