12.G1 - Foundations of American Democracy

Counties Work

Do you want to make your community a better place to live? In Counties Work, you decide about the programs and services that affect everyone! Your choices shape the community, and your citizens’ satisfaction determines whether you’ll get re-elected for a second term. Choose wisely.

Branches of Power

Do you like running things? Branches of Power allows you to do something that no one else can: control all three branches of government! You'll have the power to write any laws you want about issues you choose. Careful, though, there's a lot to juggle when you're playing all three branches. Good luck!

The United States Constitution & Bill of Rights (2004)

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Learn the facts about the documents that make America great!

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The United States Constitution & Bill of Rights

U.S. Constitution, Vol. 4: The Constitution in a Changing World; Constitutional Reform and Controversy (2005)

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This 8-part series explores how The U.S. Constitution came to be. Program 7: The Constitution in a Changing World1919 - The Supreme Court Limits Free Speech and Freedom of the Press in Schenck v.

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U.S. Constitution, Vol. 4: The Constitution in a Changing World; Constitutional Reform and Controversy

U.S. Constitution, Vol. 3: The Constitution Survives; The Constitution is Expanded (2005)

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This 8-part series explores how The U.S. Constitution came to be.

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High
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00:56
U.S. Constitution, Vol. 3: The Constitution Survives; The Constitution is Expanded

U.S. Constitution, Vol. 2: Writing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; Testing the Constitution (2005)

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This 8-part series explores how The U.S. Constitution came to be.

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High
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00:56
U.S. Constitution, Vol. 2: Writing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; Testing the Constitution

U.S. Constitution, Vol. 1: The Seeds of the Constitution; Founding the Constitution (2005)

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This 8-part series explores how The U.S. Constitution came to be.

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High
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00:56
U.S. Constitution, Vol. 1: The Seeds of the Constitution; Founding the Constitution

The New Nation (2007)

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Following the War of Independence, Americans disagreed—often passionately—about the form and function of the federal government. This unit explores how those conflicts played out as the new Republic defined its identity in relation to other nations.

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High
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The New Nation