Archive for October 1st, 2013

The Bill of Rights– Complete with their own preamble…

Here is the background to the Bill of Rights: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/billofrightsintro.html
Read the whole thing, including the rights that Madison included which were rejected!

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

Here is an interesting site– the Bill of Rights Institution: http://billofrightsinstitute.org

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Information on the XYZ Affair

As you read, consider:
1. What were the consequences of the XYZ Affair regarding our relations with France?
2. What is the relationship between the XYZ Affair and the Convention of 1800?
3. Who was the Marquis de Talleyrand?

http://history.state.gov/milestones/1784-1800/XYZ

Video: America Gets a Constitution

From the History Channel:

http://www.history.com/videos/america-gets-a-constitution#america-gets-a-constitution

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