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Since its inception as an independent nation, the United States of America has adhered to the highest law of the land, known as the Constitution. What is it? How did it come about? What changes have been made? You’ll find worksheets answering all these questions here.
See the fact file below for more information on the Acts, Constitution, and Bills Curriculum or alternatively, you can download our 9-page Acts, Constitution, and Bills Curriculum worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
Where to start
- Rather than start at the beginning, you can choose to start with the Constitution itself, its framers and the Bill of Rights.
- Alternatively, you can start at the very beginning and explore the relationship between America and its ruler, Great Britain.
- Examine the various taxes that were introduced aimed at generating money for the Crown while ignoring the will and rights of the American people being taxed, which culminated in the Revolutionary War.
- If you chose the second approach, you’d now introduce the Constitution, Bill of Rights and its Framers. Who were they, what were their ambitions for the Constitution, and who opposed its ratification (anti-federalists)?
- The next phase of development in the Constitution was the build up to, events of, and outcome of the American Civil War. Examine the issue of slavery and the differing ideologies of Confederate and Union States.
- Examine the impact of the Fugitive Slave Act and the Emancipation Proclamation through the lense of North/South division.
- At the end of the Civil War came the Reconstruction Era. Here, examine the various amendments that came into play, such as the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.
- Despite the victory of the Union forces in the Civil War, a series of racist and discriminatory laws known as Jim Crow Laws came into being that would persist will up until the 1960s.
- Now we’re into the 20th century with new threats and challenges to the US. With regards to America’s role in WWI, examine the Espionage Act. Then, because of their invaluable contribution to the war effort of WWI, explore how women achieved the vote with the 19th Amendment. For WWII, the Lend-lease Act is particularly poignant, as it gave the President the right to engage with any country deemed important to its defense.
- By the mid-20th century, growing unrest against discriminatory laws against African-Americans and other minorities was mounting. Learn about the laws that were introduced to bring about greater equality and representation.
Acts, Constitution, and Bills Curriculum Worksheets
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- Teaching US Acts, Constitution, and Bills
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