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Suspending the Right of Due Process: Japanese-American Relocation during World War II

Engage students in classroom discussions about due process and the Fifth Amendment using primary sources about Japanese-American “relocation” during WWII. Continue reading

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Is the Death Penalty a Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Document analysis and discussion questions help students examine: What is cruel and unusual punishment? Who decides what is considered cruel and unusual? How can it be measured? Continue reading

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Freedom to Cover the World Series

Reporter Melissa Ludtke sued the Commissioner of Baseball to gain access to the locker room, calling out 1st amendment-guaranteed freedom of the press and the 14th amendment’s equal protection clause. Continue reading

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Permission to “Take it to the Streets”

The right of the people to peaceably assemble is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. But what happens when a city requires a group to obtain a permit to do so? Continue reading

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Join us at NCSS!

Our sessions cover the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, civics, and teaching NHD and C3 with primary sources. Continue reading

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Using Primary Sources to Analyze the 2015 AP U.S. Government FRQ: Civil Rights & Liberties

Our intern offers insight into how she’ll teach the 14th Amendment to her AP students next year using primary sources. Continue reading

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Congress Creates the Bill of Rights App: Android and PDF Release

Congress Creates the Bill of Rights app is not available for Android devices. Continue reading

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Constitution Day: Application in the Classroom

Take ideas for classroom activities from these Constitution Day family activities at the National Archives. Continue reading

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Vote for our first “Records of Rights” display document!

Get your students involved in choosing which rights-related document will display in our new exhibition, “Records of Rights,” opening November 8 in Washington, DC. Continue reading

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Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free.

“Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free.” Thus wrote (another – not me!) Annie Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 20 months after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing from Belair, Maryland, she continued, “Will you please let me know … Continue reading

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