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Showing Grade 8, Unit 2b, Principles of the U.S. Constitution
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Dolley Madison Project

http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/madison/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The life, letters, and leagcy of Dolley Payne Madison is digital museum of the important woman's life including a selection of drawings, maps, letters, essays and timelines. Learn about James and Dolley Madison's contributions to the founding a America. Standards 5.6.3 and 8.2.4

Comments: The life of Dolley Madison will put a human face of the standards dealing with the Constitutional and Early National Periods of American history.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 979

Federal Judiciary Act of 1789

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=12

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The First Congress decided that it could regulate the jurisdiction of all Federal courts, and in the Judiciary Act of 1789, Congress established with great particularity a limited jurisdiction for the district and circuit courts, gave the Supreme Court the original jurisdiction provided for in the Constitution, and granted the Court appellate jurisdiction in cases from the Federal circuit courts and from the state courts where those courts rulings had rejected Federal claims. The decision to grant Federal courts a jurisdiction more restrictive than that allowed by the Constitution represented a recognition by the Congress that the people of the United States would not find a full-blown Federal court system palatable at that time. Standards 8.2.3 and 12.4.5 civics

Comments: This is part of the "Our Documents" site and has a facsimile of the act, a transciption and background information.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1196

Federalist Papers

http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/federalist/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has the complete text of the Federalist Papers indexed by number. Standards 5.7 all, 8.2.3-4, 11.1.2, 12.1.4, and 12.1.5

Comments: This is a very useful site for implementing AB3086

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 1209

Hamilton and the U.S. Constitution

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/duel/sfeature/hamiltonusconstituion.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This clearly written PBS document outlines Alexander Hamilton's contributions and ideas in the Constitutional Convention. His work to promote ratification and efforts in setting up the new government persuade readers that the Constitution would not have been ratified without Hamilton. Standard 5.7.2 and 8.2.4

Comments: This PBS site links to information about dueling.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1480

Iroquois Constitution

http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/iroquois.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Iroquois Confederacy was a loose confederation of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca Indian tribes of the Eastern Woodlands. Some scholars think that the Iroquois Constitution, the law that bound these tribes into the League of the Iroquois, had great influence on the U.S. Constitution. Standard 5.1.1, 8.1.0, and 12.1.0

Comments: This document is long but has been indexed and anchored for easier use.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1767

McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=21

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In the landmark Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall handed down one of his most important decisions regarding Federal power. In 1816 Congress established the Second National Bank to help control the amount of unregulated currency issued by state banks. Many states questioned the constitutionality of the national bank, and Maryland set a precedent by requiring taxes on all banks not chartered by the state. The court decided that the Federal Government had the right and power to set up a Federal bank and that states did not have the power to tax the Federal Government. Marshall ruled in favor of the Federal Government and concluded, "the power to tax involves the power to destroy." Standards 8.3.4, 11.1.3, and 12.5.3

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 2132

Papers of George Washington

http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Get a taste of some of the writings of our first president ranging from the Revolutionary Series to his Farewell Address. Standards 5.5.4, 8.2.2, and11.1.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2408

President George Washington's First Inaugural Speech (1789)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=11

Rating: 2, High!

Description: With this speech, George Washington started the tradition of the inaugural address which has been followed by presidents ever since. This "Our Documents" site has a facsimile of the document and a transcription and a fascinating description of the circumstances surrounding the first oath of office and inaugural address. Standards 8.2.4, and 11.1.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2510

Rise and Fall of Alexander Hamilton

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/ham/hamilton.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: University of Virginia professor Ian Finseth examines Alexander Hamilton's image through time and calls him the forgotten founder. He retraces the life of Hamilton from his early life in the Caribbean to Revolutionary soldier, Constitutional reformer and Federalist, Secretary of the Treasury, and his political battles with Jefferson. Standards 8.2.4 and 8.3.4

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3687

U.S. Constitution

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Easily accessed links to all parts of the Constitution. Standards 4.5 all, 5.7 all, 8.2 all, 8.3.3, 8.3.6, 8.10.3, 8.11.5, 11.1.2, 11.1.3, 11.2.9, 11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.10.7, 11.11.4, 12.1 all, 12.2 all, 12.4 all, 12.5 all, 12.7 all.

Comments: Required reading under AB3086.

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 3246

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