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Standard USG.1

USG.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental historical and philosophical principles and ideas that led to the development of the American constitutional democracy.

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2020

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Ancient Rome, Part I | History In A Nutshell
Ancient Rome, Part I | History In A Nutshell

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The introduction to Ancient Rome covers Rome's earliest days! Rome began as a monarchy, with its first king being Romulus, in 753 B.C. Rome would be ruled by seven kings, and with the deposition of...
Ancient Rome, Part III | History In A Nutshell
Ancient Rome, Part III | History In A Nutshell

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Rome had transitioned from a republic, to imperial rule. The previous civil wars left Rome in ruins, but Augustus Caesar repaired Rome, and ushered in a two hundred year period of stability known as...
Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell
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...
The Articles of Confederation | Forgotten Founder
The Articles of Confederation | Forgotten Founder

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After considerable debate and alteration, the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. This document served as the United States' first constitution...
The Bill of Rights | Forgotten Founder
The Bill of Rights | Forgotten Founder

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During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds...
The Constitution | Forgotten Founder
The Constitution | Forgotten Founder

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These images are public domain and higher resolution images are available at The Charter of Freedom - Archives.gov website. The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the United States...
The Pinckney Plan | Forgotten Founder
The Pinckney Plan | Forgotten Founder

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In 1808, when the record of the Constitutional Convention was being recorded by John Quincy Adams, he found the Pinckney Draught missing from all records. He wrote to Pinckney, who sent Adams what he...
The Virginia Plan | Forgotten Founder
The Virginia Plan | Forgotten Founder

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Drafted by James Madison, and presented by Edmund Randolph to the Constitutional Convention on May 29, 1787, the Virginia Plan proposed a strong central government composed of three branches...
Forgotten Founder, Part 4 - Branches of Government
Forgotten Founder, Part 4 - Branches of Government

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Forgotten Founder, Part 4 of 8 Pinckney's plan consisted of three branches of government--a Legislative Branch, a Judicial Branch, and an Administrative Branch, consisting of a single-member executive...