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  • Independence Hall: 1756

    colonial leaders met to plan the future of the new Nation. The Declaration of Independence (1776) and the United States Constitution (1787) were debated and ratified here. It is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Independence Hall was also the home of...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/liberty-bell-1753/35-age-4/apprentice-symbols-of-us-government/84-independence-hall-1756
  • About the Emancipation Proclamation

    moment in abolishing slavery in the United States. It paved the way for the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, in December 1865,which ended slavery permanently in the United States.

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/m-about-emancipation
  • Articles of Confederation: 1777-1789

    that were created as a result of the American Revolution. This need led Congress to give the task of drafting a Federal constitution to John Dickinson, a politician active in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Articles of Confederation represented the first...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/m-articles-confederation-1777-1789
  • Election of Representatives

    a resident of the state from which one is elected. These qualifications were established in Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. Most states have primary elections to decide which candidates will be on the November general election ballot. Some...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/election-of-representatives
  • Election of the President and Vice President: Electoral College

    to represent their vote in the Electoral College, and not for an individual presidential candidate. The authors of the Constitution put this system in place so that careful and calm deliberation would lead to the selection of the best-qualified...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/election-of-the-president-vice-president-electoral-college
  • About the Emancipation Proclamation

    moment in abolishing slavery in the United States. It paved the way for the passage of the 13th Amendment to theConstitution, in December 1865, which ended slavery permanently in the United States.

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/about-the-emancipation-proclamation
  • About the Gettysburg Address

    then speaks of “a new nation, conceived in liberty,” which is a reference to the Articles of the Confederation and the Constitution. In his speech, Lincoln said that the United States would continue to fight so that the whole world could enjoy freedom...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/50-age-9/journeyman-historical-documents/journeyman-gettysburg-address/147-about-the-gettysburg-address
  • Declaration of Independence Facts and Figures

    but signed the document later; not all delegates signed the document. The Declaration of Independence, along with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, is on public display at the Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, DC. To learn more, and...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/45-age-9/journeyman-historical-documents/journeyman-declaration-of-independence/130-declaration-of-independence-facts-and-figures
  • Articles of Confederation: 1777-1789

    or Federal Government, so leaders from the states got together to decide how to create it. The leaders met at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and wrote the Constitution of the United States. This document replaced the Articles of Confederation in...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/articles-of-confederation-1777-1789
  • Checks and Balances

    Constitution divided the Government into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. That was an important decision because it gave specific powers to each branch and set up something called checks and balances . Just like the phrase sounds,...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/j-check-balance
  • State Government

    was clearly a need for a stronger central government, so leaders from throughout the newly formed states met at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 to address that issue, and the Constitution of the United States of America was drafted to replace the...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/j-state-government
  • The Legislative Branch

    I of the Constitution establishes the legislative branch. Section 1 reads: All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. The remaining sections of...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/m-legislative
  • U.S. Government Web sites for Educators

    about the U.S. Government from the U.S. Senate includes Web sites and books for kids and young adults on congress, the Constitution, elections, how Government works, the Presidency, and more. Legislative Resources for Teachers from the Library of...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/parent-ed-u-s-government-web-sites-for-educators
  • Federally Recognized Tribes

    our Nation bases Federal Indian law and our Federal Indian trust relationship. Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution gives Congress the power to create alliances with the tribes. In that way, Federally recognized tribes are sewn into...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/federally-recognized-tribes-master-level
  • Federally Recognized Tribes

    and are able to receive some benefits because of their connections with the U.S. Government. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution allows Congress to create partnerships with the tribes. Because of that, the tribes are a central part of our Nation’s...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/federally-recognized-tribes-journeyperson-level
  • Election of the President and Vice President: General Election

    as registering to vote) has an opportunity to vote. However, the President is not chosen by direct popular vote. The Constitution requires that a process known as the Electoral College ultimately decides who will win the general election. Lesson Plan...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/election-of-the-president-vice-president-general-election
  • Declaration of Independence Facts and Figures

    script that people now speak of a ‘John Hancock’ to mean a signature. The Declaration of Independence, along with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, is on public display at the Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, DC. Lesson Plan from...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/m-declaration-of-independence-facts-figures
  • Branches of Government

    In this Learning Adventure, we’ll examine what parts of the Constitution give the branches of the Federal Government their specific powers. Those three parts are Article I, Article II, and Article III. Do you know which branch of government the...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/m-branches-intro
  • How Laws are Made: The Language of the Law

    for a specific purpose, or for the declaration of war. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution, but these do not require the President's signature. Tabling Motion : A motion to stop action on a pending proposal and to...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/21-age-9/j-how-laws-made/43-how-laws-are-made
  • Bill of Rights Facts and Figures

    There were originally 12 amendments to the Constitution, but the first two were never ratified. Amendments three through 12 then became the Bill of Rights. The structure and content of the Bill of Rights was influenced by the Virginia Declaration of...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/bill-of-rights-facts-and-figures

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