Room 126 GED
E Pluribus Unum: out of many states, one nation
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The idea of Governemnt
The ideas and concepts of governments are explored here. Watch videos that discuss rights, government(s), the impact of Federalism and more. Follow the lessons and take notes, print or save the worksheets and complete
The Actual Constitution
The Three Branches and Division of Power
The process of taking an idea and creating a law about that idea is truly an involved process. Generally the original idea is changed in some ways. The process takes time and the system does work, just not fast, usually.
The links and information in this flyer will give you insight to the process and hopefully some appreciation for the process.
“You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.”
― James Madison, The Federalist Papers
Ok. They are elected by the people to represent the people of their district/ community and make decisions about government, making laws and much more. Who are they? How does all of this work? Open the link above to the Legislative Branch to discover...
Up Close and Personal
Read the legal contract for your internet service, or to buy a house, or borrow money and each of us appreciates that sometimes we need an interpreter, an attorney to act on our behalf.
"Ignorance under the law is no excuse", or is it and if so when, how, why. To avoid much of this ignorance, watch these informative videos.
He or she is the elected leader of the government. The President and Vice-President serve together. The Cabinet of the President are those persons appointed by the President and are responsible to assist the President.
Watch the videos and take notes. These are more involved than what you have seen before. Be patient with the introductions. :-)
Constitution Part 4 is in process.
These are short 1 to 2 minutes videos that address the US Constitution... the concepts, challenges.strengths and more.
A rare view inside the Supreme Court learn some of the history and see video inside the Supreme Court Building.
Significant Cases ... videos
The Center On Congress at Indiana University
Open sources on the left...
What is Congress?
How Does Congress Work?
What does Congress do for me?
How can I participate?
How can I learn more?