The Preamble is the introduction to the United States Constitution and like all good introductions it serves several purposes. First of all, it states the source from which the Constitution gets its authority: the sovereign people of the United States. Second, it sets forth the great objects or ends that the Constitution and the government that it establishes are meant to serve.
Long before the first shot was fired, the American Revolution began as a series of written complaints to colonial governors and representatives in England over the rights of the colonists.
Teachers and students ask real questions and hear advice from experts in the fields of documentary filmmaking, websites, exhibitions, performance, and research papers in these engaging one-hour Hangouts led by National History Day, NEH, Smithsonian, and Newseum staff.
In this lesson, students look at the history of the United States’s relationship with Latin America, and they then evaluate the competing priorities which shaped the American intervention in the Dominican Republic in 1965.
The Theme for National History Day 2013–2014 is “Rights and Responsibilities in History”: a fascinating subject with lots of potential for a really unique and winning project—if you have the resources to carry it out.
EDSITEment staff has been putting together the best humanities resources for over sixteen years with substantial, timely lessons built around primary sources, websites created and vetted by experts in the field, award-winning films, and databases like Chronicling America.