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  United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America.
Article Six establishes the Constitution, and the laws and treaties of the United States made in accordance with it, to be the supreme law of the land.
The United States is a common law country, and courts follow the precedents established in prior cases.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Constitution   (5399 words)

  
 History of the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Constitution, by contrast, established a strong central, or federal, government with broad powers to regulate relations between the states and with sole responsibility in such areas as foreign affairs and defense.
The large states argued in favor of proportional representation in the legislature--that is, each state should have voting power according to its population, calling equal representation, "confessedly unjust." The small states, fearing domination by the large ones, insisted on equal representation for all states.
New York was one of the largest states at the time, but two of its three representatives (Hamilton being the exception) favored an equal represenation, as part of their desire to see maximum autonomy for the states.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_United_States_Constitution   (6198 words)

  
 United States Constitution
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America and is the oldest written national constitution still in force.
States took it so lightly that their representatives were often absent, and the national legislature was very frequently blocked from doing anything, even ineffectual things, pending appearance of a quorum.
The authors of the Constitution were clearly aware that changes would be needed from time to time if the Constitution was to endure and cope with the effects of the anticipated growth of the nation.
www.4lawschool.com /constitution/allaboutuscon.htm   (3764 words)

  
 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents: The Constitution of the USA
The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.
The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states.
A person charged in any state with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee justice, and be found in another state, shall, on demand of the executive authority of the state from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/D/1776-1800/constitution/const.htm   (2795 words)

  
 GUIDE TO LAW ONLINE: United States Constitution
Constitution of the United States of America as Amended: Unratified Amendments, Analytical Index (U.S. House of Representatives, via GPO Access) June 20, 2003; H.Doc.
Constitution of the United States, Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States (Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, via GPO Access) 2002 edition (S.Doc.
GREECE: Athenian Constitution by Aristotle (in English) Sir Frederic G. Kenyon's translation of Aristotle on the political structure (or constitution) of the ancient city-state of Athens, which is usually considered a prime inspiration for the form of government chosen for the United States.
www.loc.gov /law/guide/usconst.html   (1132 words)

  
 Ben's Guide (6-8): The Constitution -- History of the Constitution
The states were very different from each other; however, they realized that in order to grow and prosper, they needed the other states.
Thus, the government was dependent on the willingness of the various states to carry out its measures, and often the states refused to cooperate.
Each state would be equally represented in the Senate, with two delegates, while representation in the House of Representatives would be based upon population.
bensguide.gpo.gov /6-8/documents/constitution/background.html   (1138 words)

  
 The United States Constitution (1789)
December 12, 1787: Pennsylvania is the second state to ratify - Pennsylvania ratifies the U.S. Constitution by a vote of 42-23.
January 9, 1788: Connecticut is the fifth state to ratify - Connecticut unanimously ratifies the U.S. Constitution.
April 28, 1788: Maryland is the seventh state to ratify - Maryland ratifies the U.S. Constitution by a vote of 63-11.
www.sparknotes.com /history/american/constitution/htimeline.html   (1060 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A People's History of the United States : 1492-Present (Perennial Classics): Books: Howard Zinn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
According to this classic of revisionist American history, narratives of national unity and progress are a smoke screen disguising the ceaseless conflict between elites and the masses whom they oppress and exploit.
People's History frontally attacks the predominant assumption among most Americans -- shamelessly hammered into schoolkids' heads and puppeted ad nauseum in popular media -- that the USA is somehow morally superior to the rest of the world.
People's History is a head-on challenge to that deep-down belief among so many Americans that their past is, apart from the occasional teeny-tiny blemish (like slavery or the Native American genocide, for those who care to remember), somehow more pure and altruistic than the rest of the viscious planet's.
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 The History Place - Constitution of the United States
The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves.
But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice.
The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/revolution/us-constitution.htm   (2555 words)

  
 Social studies - United States history, Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
Affidavit and Flyers from the Chinese Boycott Case introduces students to one instance in which immigrants overcame the ramifications of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 through the U.S. judicial system.
Alexander Graham Bell's Patent for the Telephone and Thomas Edison's Patent for the Electric Lamp introduces students to significant inventions of the late 19th century and examines the power of Congress to pass laws related to the granting of patents.
All History is Local: Students as Archivists -- Lesson, Learning Page tells how students at the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Sciences analyzed archival materials, developed digital collections, and made their projects available online in the Arkansas Memory Project.
wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov /cfapps/free/displaysubject.cfm?sid=9&subid=97   (1100 words)

  
 BirthofaNewNation
State Constitutions - Articles of Confederation - The Problem of Expansion -Constitutional Convention - Debate and Compromise - Ratification and the Bill of Rights - President Washington -- Hamilton vs. Jefferson - Citizen Genet and Foreign Policy - Adams and Jefferson - Louisiana and Britain - War of 1812 - The Second Great Awakening
Eyewitness - History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It A Fascinating interactive site to get detailed, first-hand accounts of what it was like in the Ancient World, Medieval times, the Civil War, the Old West, and many other historical time periods.
Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century.
www.kidinfo.com /American_History/Birth_of_a_Nation.html   (976 words)

  
 Librarians' Internet Index: http://www.lii.org/pub/topic/history_united_states
Two major collections emphasize African-American history and culture and Civil War resources (from abolitionism to Reconstruction).
Most of the materials cover the period 1876 to 1946 and focus on Americans in ordinary social life.
There are links to a sampling of U.S. History syllabi and samples of student work.
lii.org /search/file/history_united_states   (556 words)

  
 IU Lilly Library Overview of the collections United States history
There are particularly good holdings covering Anglo-American relations leading to the American Revolution, the period of the Revolutionary War, the history of the United States Constitution, and the War of 1812.
Three collections formed by Indiana alumni, Robert Spurrier Ellison (Class of 1900), George L. Harding (Class of 1915), and William Corr Service (Class of 1923), provide resources for the study of the American West with particular emphasis on overland narratives and diaries, on the Pacific Northwest, and on the California Gold Rush.
The resources at the Lilly Library for the study of United States history are vast and varied, and interested researchers should inquire as to the Library's holdings in their particular area of study.
www.indiana.edu /~liblilly/overview/history_us.shtml   (258 words)

  
 Links to Web Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
They are remarkable links to the history of the United States of America.
US History Interactive is a beautiful web site with outstanding research opportunities
MultiEDUCATOR is dedicated to using the power of the computer to bring the majesty of history to life.
www.vicepresidents.com /new_page_19.htm   (438 words)

  
 US Constitution Software - Social Studies and History Software - United States Constitution - American Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
US Constitution and Government Quizzer is a simple drill and practice multiple choice quizzer to aide students learning about the Constitution and Government as well as helping them review for US Constitution and Government exams.
Each paid single computer registration allows usage of the full unlocked version of US Constitution and Government Quizzer 7.x on one computer.
This registration entitles use of the full unlocked version US Constitution and Government Quizzer 7.x on all computers within one physical location.
fastrabbitsoftware.com /usconstitution.htm   (328 words)

  
 United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 United States History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Poverty in the United States: 1996 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Oral History and Folklore of the Miami Valley, Ohio (Miami University)
Darrell Reeck, "The Spirit of the Amistad in the United Methodist Church,"
www2.tntech.edu /history/usa.html   (7458 words)

  
 University of Oklahoma College of Law: A Chronology of US Historical Documents: The US Constitution
This copy of the Constitution was originally obtained from the US House of Representatives Web server at http://www.house.gov/ (opens in a new window); however, its HTML markup has been extensively modified by the OU Law ITS staff.
As a result, most of the HTML markup is copyright The University of Oklahoma Law Center.
Educational/non-profit/government organizations may use this free of charge as they see fit; if you want to use it in a commercial/for-profit venture, please obtain your own copy of the Constitution and do your own HTML markup.
www.law.ou.edu /hist/constitution   (177 words)

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