This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into how the concept of federalism took hold in the early United States. In addition, this indicator promotes inquiry into the progression from a nation skeptical of a strong central government to a na...

Grade(s): 11

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2019

French and Indian War
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Part two briefly outlines the French and Indian War. After England officially declares war on France in 1756, this marks the beginning of both the French and Indian War, and the Seven Years War...
French and Indian War
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Although the French and Indian War began officially in 1756, rising tension and engagements between British and French colonists happened years prior. With the English, French, and Native Americans...
Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell
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After the American Revolution, the new United States of America needed to form a permanent government of its own. Why did the Articles of Confederation fail, and how did the U.S. Constitution come to...
Bill Of Rights Bicentennial | 27:Fifty (1992)
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The U.S. Constitution has become a model for developing governments around the world. Four signers of the Constitution were South Carolinians. Dr. Harry Lightsey, president of the College of...
Colonial Williamsburg | 27:Fifty (1992)
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Join host Jim Welch as he takes viewers on a tour around Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum, which showcases the colonial period in early U.S. history...
Colonies and Founders | Facts of Congress

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Before there was a United States Government, there were 13 colonies under British rule. These colonies declared their independence from British rule on July 4, 1776. After seven years of the American...
Stamp Tax Outrage | History of SC Slide Collection
Stamp Tax Outrage | History of SC Slide Collection
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The wealth of centers like Charleston helped prepare the way for the dissatisfactions against British rule that finally resulted in the Revolution. A wealthy elite, with connections through trade to...
Sir Robert Worcester | James Otis 2014 Excerpt
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Sir Robert Worcester, Emeritus Chancellor of the University of Kent and Chair of the 800th Anniversary Celebration of the Magna Carta Committee spoke about "The Magna Carta, 'Foundation of Liberty'...
James Otis Lecture Series 2014 (Full Version)
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The 2014 speakers included The Honorable Sir Stephen Silber, Justice of the High Court of England and Wales, who spoke about "The Differing Perceptions of the Magna Carta ? The United Kingdom versus...