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American Government

 Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Federalism
  • National, state, and local government
  • The branches of government
  • Political parties
  • Interest groups
  • Voting and elections
  • Public opinion and the role of the media
  • Political economy
American Flags

Resources: Founding

Declaration of Independence

U.S. Constitution

Federalist Papers

Anti-Federalist Papers

Philadelphia Convention

James Wilson: State House Speech

Articles of Confederation

Writings of James Madison

Writings of Thomas Jefferson

Writings of John Adams

Writings of Thomas Paine

George Washington Farewell Address


Resources: 19th Century

Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Writings of Frederick Douglass

Literature of the American Civil War

Sojourner Truth

Resources: 20th Century

M.L.K. "I Have a Dream..."

Online Videos

Electoral College


Constitutional Convention

Jim Crow

Landmark Cases C-Span

Marbury v. Madison (1803)

McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

Scott v. Sandford (1857)

The Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)

Civil Rights Cases (1883)

Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886)

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

Lochner v. New York (1905)

Schenck v. United States (1919)

Korematsu v. United States (1944)

Youngstown Sheet & Tube v. Sawyer (1952)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Mapp v. Ohio (1961)

Baker v. Carr (1962)

Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)

Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

Katz v. United States (1967)

Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)

Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969)

New York Times v. United States (1971)

Roe v. Wade (1973)

Gregg v. Georgia (1976)

Regents of the Univ. of CA vs. Bakke (1978)

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