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U.S. History Part One--Early America

ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION:

  •  Provided for a weak national government
  • Gave Congress no power to tax or regulate commerce among the states
  • Provided for no common currency
  • Gave each state one vote regardless of size
  • Provided for no executive or judicial branches

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

CLICK HERE for the WebGuide to the Articles of Confederation from the Library of Congress

Preamble Resources;

Enjoy this excerpt from the Preamble song from Schoolhouse Rock:

Anyone can remember the preamble!

Well.......almost anyone......

.......even Star Trek's Captain Kirk knows the preamble!

Even Legos know the preamble!

......and here is the preamble itself!

after the quiz, we will see who can say the entire preamble without taking a breath in the Incredible Wind contest

Constitution Video:

Bill of Rights Video:

 

FIRST FIVE PRESIDENTS:

George Washington

Biography Channel Biography from Mount Vernon
White House Biography Mount Vernon Student Pages
Miller Center Entry Mount Vernon--Main Page
10 things to know about Washington Washington teaching worksheets and puzzles


Many myths about George Washington have their origin in a "biography" written by Parson Weems!
CLICK HERE to read Parson Weems book!

Try this music parody of George Washington:

John Adams

Biography Channel  
White House Biography Adams teaching worksheets and puzzles
Miller Center Entry 10 things to know about Adams
Biography from "Signers of the Declaration"  

Watch John Adams' awkward meeting with King George III after the Revolution from the John Adams mini-series:

Thomas Jefferson

Biography Channel Biography from Monticello
White House Biography Jefferson teaching worksheets and puzzles
Miller Center Entry 10 things to know about Jefferson
Biography from the National Expansion Memorial  

James Madison

Biography Channel Biography from Montpelier
White House Biography Madison teaching worksheets and puzzles
Miller Center Entry 10 things to know about Madison

....and here's a video on the War of 1812!

....and a song about the Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton from the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS

James Monroe

Biography Channel Biography from Ashlawn-Highland
White House Biography Monroe teaching worksheets and puzzles
Miller Center Entry 10 things to know about Monroe

 

 

Further into the Constitution, which my students will cover in 8th grade Civics & Economics classes, a visitor to the site suggested this link I am parking here until I have a chance to create a full civics/econ section.  Thanks Tess!

Help with the 3 branches of government--CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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