• Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (K–5)

    Created May 24, 2012

    Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (6–12)

    The First Amendment guarantees several types of freedom of expression and rights to citizens of the United States, including:

    From Norman Rockwell's "Freedom of Speech"

    The First Amendment

    This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and presents information about the history and application of the amendment.

    Edward Everett Hale, abolitionist & short story writer, born

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    April 3, 1822
    George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election"

    Voting in the Young Republic: George Caleb Bingham's "The County Election"

    George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election," highlights the growth of democracy in America as pioneers moved into the interior of the continent.

    Washington in Emmanuel Leutze's painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware"

    The Constitution of the United States of America

    Constitution Day commemorates the signing of our supreme law in 1787. EDSITEment's resources cover the Constitutional Convention, the text of the Constitution, the federalist debates, and much more.

    Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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    March 15, 1965
    Lithograph of  Alexis Charles Henry de Tocqueville

    Democracy in America: Alexis de Tocqueville's Introduction

    A guide to Alexis de Tocqueville's landmark work surveying American republicanism in the 1830s.

    Congress makes “Star Spangled Banner” official national anthem

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    March 3, 1931