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Philadelphia's Historic Mile

http://www.ushistory.org/tour/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The title says it all. As you stroll down the historic streets of Philadelphia, early America comes alive. At each stop, visitors are treated to interesting facts about the site and its significance to America's past. No study of colonial America is complete without this virtual tour of the streets where the Declaration of Independence was written and Benjamin Franklin and other American Founders once walked. Standards K.2, 1.3.2, 3.4.3, and 5.7.0

Resource Type: True.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2440

Virginia Plan (1787)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/content.php?page=document&doc=7

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On May 29, 1787, Virginia delegate Edmund Randolph proposed what became known as "The Virginia Plan." Written primarily by fellow Virginian James Madison, the plan traced the broad outlines of what would become the U.S. Constitution: a national government consisting of three branches with checks and balances to prevent the abuse of power. In its amended form, this page of Madison's plan shows his ideas for a legislature. It describes 2 houses: one with members elected by the people for 3-year terms and the other composed of older leaders elected by the state legislatures for 7-year terms. Both would use population as a basis for dividing seats among the states.Standards 5.7.4 and 8.2.3

Comments: This Our Documents site includes historical background, a transcription and a PDF prinatable image of the document.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3353

Constitutional Convention of 1787

http://mondrian.princeton.edu/CampusWWW/Companion/constitutional_convention.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here is information on 9 men at Convention who were Princeton Alumni. It gives info on other universities and colleges attended by the delegates and the fact that 25 out of the 55, including George Washington, did not attend college. Standards 5.7.2, 8.2.3, and 11.1.2

Comments: It's a bit prejudiced towards Princeton, but there is interesting information.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 802

Mount Vernon

http://www.mountvernon.org/learn/index.cfm/

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: As you take the tour of the Mount Vernon mansion, try to find the secret passageway. Read excerpts from George Washington's journal, and look into findings at the archaeology dig in progress. Standards 2.5, 3.4.3, 5.5.4, and 8.2.4

Resource Type: True.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2207

Northwest Ordinance of 1787

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/nworder.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This document helps us understand the important values underlying the laws of America as it expanded beyond its original territory. See especially how the Ordinance dealt with the issue of slavery in the new states. Standard 5.6.6 and 8.9.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2330

Northwest Ordinance of 1787

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/nworder.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is the full text of the Northwest Ordinance that made states of the Northwest Territory. It helps us understand the important values underlying the laws of America as it expanded beyond its original territory. Standards 5.6.6 and 8.3.2

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 2331

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