Month: November 2012

General
Just for Kids

iCivics

When she retired, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wasn’t done with the Constitution. She was instrumental in developing the iCivics website to help kids learn about the Constitution and how our government is meant to work. There are tons of fun games to help you learn. Go check it out! http://www.icivics.org/

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Amendments
The Executive Branch

Electing a Ticket / the 12th Amendment

The epic battle that led to Thomas Jefferson being elected as our third President with Aaron Burr as his first Vice President is the reason we have the 12th Amendment, and the reason we elect a “ticket” with a President and a Vice President. Before the 1800 election, Burr agreed to be Jefferson’s VP. At […]

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Current Events
General

The Middle Ground

Today, many Americans are again choosing to segregate themselves from those who are “different” from them. This is not based on race but on political party. It can be very uncomfortable to talk to someone who holds strong political beliefs that are different from your own. Politics and religion are two subjects people feel strongly […]

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