Forming A Government

Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids - arranged by grade levels
   http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

The Formation of a National Government
   
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/H/1994/chap4.htm

The Constitution of the United States
   http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/
  
http://www.midnightbeach.com/jon/US-Constitution.htm
   http://www.usconstitution.net/constkids4.html
  
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/constitution.htm

     http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/northamerica/after1500/government/constitution.htm
     http://congressforkids.net/Constitution_index.htm
     http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_history.html
     Interactive Constitution - http://72.32.50.200/constitution/

The Bill of Rights -
   http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html

Court Cases from the Supreme Court collection -
    great site arranged by topic

   http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/topic.htm

The Supreme Court - 
  The Oyez Project and virtual tour plus info about justices
  
Famous Supreme Court decisions - 21 Important cases/decisions
  http://library.thinkquest.org/11572/cc/index.html
  

Thomas - legislative information
  
http://thomas.loc.gov/

     How a bill becomes law - Senate
     
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/enactment/enactlawtoc.html

     How a bill becomes law - House of Representatives
     http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html

Building a Government
  http://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800
  http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/OakViewES/harris/97-98/america/building/constitution/index.html

U.S. National Archives and Records
  Charters - http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html
  The Founding Fathers - http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html
  


Daniel Webster - http://www.marshfield.net/History/webster.htm
   http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h273.html
   http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000238
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Webster

     http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dwebster/

   http://www.nndb.com/people/445/000024373/

   http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/webster/index.html

Alexander Hamilton -
   http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/burr/hamiltonbio.htm
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton
   http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/hamilton/hamilxx.htm
   http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/hamilton.html
   http://www.alexanderhamiltonexhibition.org/
   http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/ham/hamilton.html

Aaron Burr - http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/burr.html
              
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/aburr/burr.htm

               http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Burr

              
http://www.aaronburrassociation.org/
              
http://www.nndb.com/people/184/000022118/


George Washington - First President - 1789-1797
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/georgewashington/
       http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/gwashington.html
       http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/gw1/about/washingt.htm

John Adams - Second President - 1797-1801
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johnadams/

       http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jadams.html
       http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/ja2/about/bio/adamsxx.htm
       http://millercenter.org/president/adams
       http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/adams/
       http://www.hbo.com/films/johnadams/

Thomas Jefferson - Third President - 1801-1809
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/thomasjefferson/
     
 http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/tjefferson.html
        http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/tj3/about/jeffersonxx.htm
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/thomasjefferson/p/pjefferson.htm
http://millercenter.org/president/jefferson
Monticello - Visit Jefferson's home in Virginia
http://www.monticello.org/
   Thomas Jefferson from Ken Burns - http://www.pbs.org/jefferson/

  ***Class worksheet on Thomas Jefferson

James Madison - Fourth President - 1809-1817
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamesmadison/
       http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jmadison.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Madison
http://millercenter.org/president/madison
http://montpelier.org/explore/james_madison/

James Monroe - Fifth President - 1817-1825
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamesmonroe/

      
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jmonroe.html       

John Quincy Adams - Sixth President - 1825-1829

     http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johnquincyadams/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jqadams.html
      

Andrew Jackson - Seventh President - 1829-1837
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/andrewjackson/
       http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ajackson.html
       http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/aj7/about/bio/jackxx.htm

                Martin Van Buren - Eighth President - 1837-1841
                    http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/martinvanburen/
                  
 http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/mvanburen.html

                William Henry Harrison - Ninth President - 1841
                    http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/williamhenryharrison/
                  
  http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/whharrison.html

John Tyler - Tenth President - 1841-1845
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johntyler/
       http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jtyler.html

James K. Polk - Eleventh president - 1845-1849
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamespolk/
     
 http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jkpolk.html

Zachary Taylor - Twelfth President - 1849-1850
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/zacharytaylor/
      
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ztaylor.html

Millard Fillmore -  Thirteenth President - 1850-1853
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/millardfillmore/

   
   http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/mfillmore.html

Franklin Pierce - Fourteenth President - 1853-1857
      
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/franklinpierce/
     
 http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/fpierce.html

James Buchanon - Fifteenth President - 1857-1861
      
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamesbuchanan/
      
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jbuchanan.html 

Abraham Lincoln - Sixteenth president - 1861-1865
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/abrahamlincoln/

     
 http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/alincoln.html

           http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln.html and http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln2.html

Andrew Johnson - Seventeenth President - 1865-1869
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/andrewjohnson/
       http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ajohnson.html

Ulysses S. Grant - Eighteenth President - 1869-1877
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/ulyssessgrant/
      
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/usgrant.html

Rutherford B. Hayes - Nineteenth President - 1877-1881
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/rutherfordbhayes/
       http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/rbhayes.html

James Garfield - Twentieth President - 1881
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamesgarfield/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jagarfield.html

Chester A. Arthur - Twenty-First President - 1881-1885
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/chesterarthur/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/caarthur.html

Grover Cleveland - Twenty-Second President -
   1885-1889 (see below)
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/grovercleveland/
     
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/gcleveland.html

Benjamin Harrison - Twenty-Third President - 1889-1893
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/benjaminharrison/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/bharrison.html

Grover Cleveland - Twenty-Fourth President -
   1893-1897 (see above)
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/grovercleveland/
 
William McKinley - Twenty-Fifth President - 1897-1901
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/williammckinley/
     
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/wmckinley.html   

Theodore Roosevelt - Twenty-Sixth President - 1901-1909
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/theodoreroosevelt/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/troosevelt.html

William H. Taft - Twenty-Seventh President - 1909-1913
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/williamhowardtaft/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/whtaft.html
      http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/wt27/about/taftbio.htm

Woodrow Wilson - Twenty-Eighth President - 1913-1921
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/woodrowwilson/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/wwilson.html
      http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/ww28/about/wilsonxx.htm

Warren Harding - Twenty-Ninth President - 1921-1923
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/warrenharding/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/wgharding.html
      http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/wh29/about/harding.htm

Calvin Coolidge - Thirtieth President - 1923-1929
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/calvincoolidge/
     
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ccoolidge.html

Herbert Hoover - Thirty-First President - 1929-1933
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/herberthoover/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/hchoover.html

Franklin D. Roosevelt - Thirty-Second President - 1933-1945
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/franklindroosevelt/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/fdroosevelt.html

Harry S. Truman - Thirty-Third President - 1945-1953
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/harrystruman/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/hstruman.html

Dwight D. Eisenhower - Thirty-Fourth President - 1953-1961
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/dwightdeisenhower/
     
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ddeisenhower.html

John F. Kennedy - Thirty-Fifth President - 1961-1963
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johnfkennedy/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jfkennedy.html
     
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/jk35/about/bio/jfkbio.htm

Lyndon B. Johnson - Thirty-Sixth President - 1963-1969
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/lyndonjohnson/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/lbjohnson.html

Richard M. Nixon - Thirty-Seventh President - 1969-1974
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/richardnixon/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/rmnixon.html

Gerald R. Ford - Thirty-Eighth President - 1974-1977
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/geraldford/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/grford.html
      http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/gf38/about/fordbio.htm

Jimmy Carter - Thirty-Ninth President - 1977-1981
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jimmycarter/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jecarter.html

Ronald W. Reagan - Fortieth President - 1981-1989
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/ronaldreagan/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/rwreagan.html
     
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/rr40/about/reagan.htm

George Herbert Walker Bush - Forty-First President - 1989-1993
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/georgehwbush/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ghwbush.html
      http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/gb41/about/bush.htm

William J. Clinton - Forty-Second President - 1993-2001
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/williamjclinton/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/wjclinton.html
      http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/bc42/about/clintonbio.htm

George W. Bush - Forty-Third President - 2001-2008
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/georgewbush/
      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/gwbush.html

Barack H. Obama - Forty-Fourth President - 2009-
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president_obama/
      Inaugural Address - http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/stateupdates/gGxHZR

 


TEACHER RESOURCES
Presidents of the United States database -
 http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/

US Government Lesson Plans from Ask Eric -
 
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Social_Studies/US_Government
       
ProTeacher Lesson Plans about the Constitution

  http://www.proteacher.com/090037.shtml
 
Lesson Plans from Crossroads - democracy in the United States
 middle school-
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec4/Unit_4/index.html
 high school - http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec5/Unit_05/
 
elementary - http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/gr4/unit5/U5-G4-HEAD.html

US Constitution activities - http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-kids/



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