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Civil Rights Act (1964)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=97

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In a nationally televised address on June 6, 1963, President John F. Kennedy urged the nation to take action toward guaranteeing equal treatment of every American regardless of race. Soon after, Kennedy proposed that Congress consider civil rights legislation that would address voting rights, public accommodations, school desegregation, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs, and more. Despite Kennedy's assassination in November of 1963, his proposal culminated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson just a few hours after Senate approval on July 2, 1964. The act outlawed segregation in businesses such as theaters, restaurants, and hotels. It banned discriminatory practices in employment and ended segregation in public places such as swimming pools, libraries, and public schools. This document was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. Standard 11.10.6, 11.11.2, and 12.7.8 civics

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: 716

Cuban Missile Crisis

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/cuba_mis_cri/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a wealth of primary sources relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Included are photos, audio clips of briefings, a chronology and formerly secret documents. Standard 11.9.3 and 12.7.8 civics

Comments: A lot of really good links to other sites.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 855

Executive Order 10924: Establishment of the Peace Corps. (1961)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=92

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed this executive order establishing the Peace Corps. On September 22, 1961, Congress approved the legislation that formally authorized the Peace Corps. Goals of the Peace Corps included: 1) helping the people of interested countries and areas meet their needs for trained workers; 2) helping promote a better understanding of Americans in countries where volunteers served; and 3) helping promote a better understanding of peoples of other nations on the part of Americans. Standard 11.11.2 and 12.7.5

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: 1144

Links to the Federal Government

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

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The three branches of the federal government are linked together. This site also gives you linkage to most Independent Agencies under the control of the President. Standard 12.7.5 civics

Comments: Highly recommended to start any research related to the federal government.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1995

National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (1956)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=88

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 established an interstate highway system in the United States. This act authorized the building of highways throughout the nation, which would be the biggest public works project in the nation's history. Standard 11.8.7, 12.7.5 civics, and 12.3.1 economics

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: 2258

Operation Desert Storm

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB39/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This National Security Archive from George Washing University can be searched and has a lot of information about the Gulf War. There are links to intelligence, military and other sites. Standards 11.9.6 and 12.7.8 civics

Comments: A good site for students to begin research into the military aspects of the Persian Gulf War.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2366

Search Full Text of the 101st -107th Congress

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/c105query.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Find out what is happening year-to-year in Congress. Here is the text of recent bills presented in Congress. You may search by key word or phrase. Standard 12.4.1, 12.4.3, and 12.7.6 civics

Comments: Thomas is a service of the Library of Congress.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2735

Southern Manifesto

http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/manifesto.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site includes a manifesto of Southern members of the 102nd Congress in 1956 declaring their belief that the decision of the Supreme Court in school integration cases was an abuse of judicial power. Standard 11.10.2 and 12.7.1 civics

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2807

U.S. Intelligence Community

http://www.intelligence.gov/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Which U.S. agency is repsonsible for gathering intelligence on terrorism? For whom do they work? How does the military fit in with the domestic security? Find out all this and more at the U.S. Intelligence Community website developed by the CIA. Standards 11.9.4, 12.7.5 and 12.7.8 civics

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3258

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

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