Welcome to American Government. Use this post to find information, resources, and assignments for Unit 1: The Foundations of Government.
Class Codes of iCivics
- 3rd Block: Marshall80843
- Chief Justice John Marshall was the 4rd Chief Justice of the SCOTUS and held the position for over 30 years. His long tenure allowed him to greatly influence constitutional law and he helped expand the Supreme Courts authority. Marshall is responsible for helping develop the court into the powerful branch that we recognize today (most notably through Judicial Review which we will examine more in Unit 4).
- 4th Block: Taney74391
- Chief Justice Roger Taney was the 5th Chief Justice of the SCOTUS and held the positition for close to 30 years. Taney is most known for delivering the majority opinion in the Dred Scott v. Sanford case.
Questions to consider…
What would the world be like without government?
What makes some governments good and others bad?
What are the responsibilities of living in a free land?
You are responsible for all work due. If you miss a day, check the board in class, email/speak to me, talk to a classmate for notes, and check here for assignments that may be collected at the end of the Unit.
- Constitution webquest OR Preambles DBQuest
- Bill of Rights: Rank the first 10 Amendments in order of which you think is the most important (#1) to least important (#10) and justify why you chose this ranking
- Checks and Balances Flowchart
Presentations, PowerPoints, Guided Notes, etc…
Government types distribution of power and citizen participation
Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, and Rousseau on Government Reading
AOC Shay Reb Constitution ratification compromise plan
AOC Shays Reb Constitution ratification compromise plan Guided Notes
The Constituiton of the United States
U1 Gov Constitution Guided Notes
Bill of Rights
Checks and Balances Flowchart
Constitution and Amendments info/overview from Cornell Law School
Federalists and Anti Federalists Reading and worksheet
Articles of Confederation to the Constitution Reading and worksheet
Second Treatise of Civil Government John Locke 1690
Petition of Right
English Bill of Rights