Student Resources

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History & Social Studies
Cold War Europe

Cold War Europe

This interactive map shows the sequence of events in Europe during the early years of the Cold War, as well as their geographic locations. By clicking on the numbered locations pop-ups will appear with more information.Accompanies the curriculum unit: The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1949.

History & Social Studies

The First American Party System: Democratic-Republican Platform

The rivalry between the Federalists and Republicans was bitter. What were the key positions of the parties? How important to the parties' positions were their basic attitudes toward constitutional interpretation (Federalists, broad interpretation / Democratic-Republicans, strict interpretation)? Which positions of either party resonate in the politics of today? Fill in the respective party positions for each category listed.

History & Social Studies

The First American Party System: Federalist Platform

The rivalry between the Federalists and Republicans was bitter. What were the key positions of the parties? How important to the parties' positions were their basic attitudes toward constitutional interpretation (Federalists, broad interpretation / Democratic-Republicans, strict interpretation)? Which positions of either party resonate in the politics of today? Fill in the respective party positions for each category listed. Fill in the respective party positions for each issue category listed

History & Social Studies

James Madison: The Second National Bank: Venn Diagram

Use the Venn Diagram, with two intersecting circles. One circle is for Marshall's arguments in the section of his opinion quoted in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), the other for Madison's. In the intersection between the two circles put those arguments that are essentially the same for both men. Begin by making a list.

History & Social Studies

The Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers

As a class or in small groups, with each group assigned one section only, look at seven elements of the office of President in Hamilton's words. Compile a list of the powers and responsibilities of the President based on Hamilton's essay and/or additional resources. Can be used with the curriculum unit: Before and Beyond the Constitution: What Should a President do?

History & Social Studies

The Campaign of 1840: Was Harrison Like Jackson?

Use the Venn diagram to show both similarities and differences in the two men.