We the people ...: teacher's guide

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Center for Civic Education, Jan 1, 1988 - Law - 103 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Unit One What were the Founders basic ideas about government?
3
What was America like in the 1770s?
5
Why did the Founders think we needed a government?
8
What is a republican government?
11
What is a constitutional government?
13
How did the Founders use their ideas in the Declaration
16
What was our first national government like?
20
Unit Three How did the Framers organize our government?
37
How did the Framers limit the powers of our government?
38
What is the legislative branch?
40
What is the executive branch?
44
What is the judicial branch?
48
What is a federal government?
50
Unit Four How does the Constitution protect your basic rights?
52
Unit Five What are the responsibilities of citizens?
69

Unit Two How was our Constitution written?
24
How did the Philadelphia Convention begin?
25
How many representatives should each state have in Congress?
28
How should the problem of slavery be handled?
32
What basic ideas are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
35
Declaration of Independence
77
Biographies of Important Framers
94
Suggested Reading
102
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