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President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address (1961)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=90

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In a speech of less than 10 minutes, on January 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower delivered his political farewell to the American people on national television from the Oval Office of the White House. Those who expected the military leader and hero of World War II to depart his Presidency with a nostalgic, "old soldier" speech like Gen. Douglas MacArthur's, were surprised at his strong warnings about the dangers of the "military-industrial complex." As President of the United States for two terms, Eisenhower had slowed the push for increased defense spending despite pressure to build more military equipment during the Cold War's arms race. Nonetheless, the American military services and the defense industry had expanded a great deal in the 1950s. Standards 11.9.3. 11.8.5, and 12.7.8

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.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2506

The President's Cabinet

http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/cabinet.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The President's Cabinet homepage provides links to each one of the executive departments. Standards 12.4.4 and 12.7.8 civics

Comments: Links to other executive branch departments.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3068

The Vice Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/vicepresident/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the job of being vice president of the United States of America including the roles and responsibilities and the perks of the job. Standards 12.4.4

Comments: Mix of text and graphics.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3108

U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

http://www.state.gov/www/regions/nea/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has policy statements, background notes, maps, and speeches on the Middle East. Standard 11.9.6 and 12.7.8 civics

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3249

Unitary Executive Doctrine

http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20060109_bergen.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Bush has used presidential "signing statements" - statements issued by the President upon signing a bill into law -- to expand his power. Each of his signing statements says that he will interpret the law in question "in a manner consistent with his constitutional authority to supervise the unitary executive branch." This article by journalist Jennifer Van Bergen interprets the results of this increase in executive power as damaging to the constitutional check on abuse of power that results from separating the three branches of government. Standards 12.1.5, 12.4.0, and 12.7.1

Comments: This site is part of FindLaw Legal News and Commentary.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3677

United States Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The U. S. Department of Justice homepage gives information on the Attorney General and the functions of the department. Standards 12.4.4 and 12.7.5 civics

Comments: A government homepage with links to other government homepages.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3298

White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is the official home page for the White House with links to the federal government, elected officials, and historical information. Standards 12.4.4 and economics 12.3.1, and 12.3.2 civics

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3456

Congressional Pictorial Directory

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/pictorial/

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here is a resource site for pictures/photos for members of Congress, the President and Vice President. Standards 12.4.1 and 12.4.3 civics

Comments: This directory is published biennially by the Joint Committee on Printing of the U.S. Congress.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 792

Presidential Trivia

http://www.usahistory.com/trivia/presidential/pa.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here are 10 interesting questions to test your knowledge of the powers of the president. Standards 12.4.4 and 12.7.5 civics

Comments: This could start an exciting trivial pursuit challenge in your class.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2515

United States v. Nixon

http://www.oyez.org/oyez/resource/case/410/

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Read the Supreme court decision that helped take down a president. Standards 11.11.4, 12.5.3 and 12.7.1 civics

Comments: This case is referenced in the standards and framework.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3307

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