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THE U.S. HISTORY SUBPAGES THAT FOLLOW ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION -
IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW THESE PAGES MIGHT BE IMPROVED TO HELP LEARNERS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. 
.... THANKS,  ED BARRY (NOVEMBER 24, 2011)
 
 

UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT

United States history is the history of a great experiment in representative democracy.

The basic principles and core values expressed in the Declaration of Independence

became the guiding ideas for our nation's civic culture. United States history since the

Declaration of Independence has witnessed continued efforts to apply these principles and

values to all people. Adoption of the United States Constitution codified these principles, but,

as the history of our nation shows, that document and its amendments re p resented only the

first step in achieving "liberty and justice for all."

One major goal of the State social studies curriculum, K-11, calls for students to learn about

the structure and function of governments and to learn how to take on their roles as citizens.

Students should understand those basic principles and the cultural heritage that support our

democracy so that they can become informed, committed participants in our democracy. This

core curriculum lists examples that describe how individuals and groups throughout history

have challenged and influenced public policy and constitutional change. These examples and

this course of study should help students understand how ordinary citizens and groups of

people interacted with lawmakers and policy makers and made a difference .

(http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/sscore2.pdf)


 

 

The concepts and themes listed in the cloud above are the themes which are addressed on the essay sections of the United States

 History Regents.  Please click on the essay topic chart link below to see all of the essays which have appeared on the regents

 in the past ten years

  

Essay Topic Charts

 

 


 


Since this curriculum emphasizes government and basic constitutional principles, students

should understand the importance of key United States Supreme Court decisions. The

following required Supreme Court decisions have had significant impact on our nation’s history:

 

Briefs of these cases are available http://www.streetlaw.org/en/landmark.aspx

(The above site is a wonderful teaching/learning site.  If you take the time to look at the various

links on the navigation bars, you'll see that you can analyze each part of each case in its most

basic parts.)

 

Documents link below

     http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/


Colonial Period.aspxEd Barry10/19/2011 10:17Ed Barry10/19/2011 10:16ItemTeamSite/USHistory/SitePages
Chapter 5 Constitution Notes.aspxEd Barry10/19/2011 10:16Ed Barry10/19/2011 10:15ItemTeamSite/USHistory/SitePages
Regents questions US.aspxEd Barry10/19/2011 9:55Ed Barry10/19/2011 9:51ItemTeamSite/USHistory/SitePages
Home.aspxEd Barry9/30/2011 9:22Ed Barry9/30/2011 9:22ItemTeamSite/USHistory/SitePages
How To Use This Library.aspxEd Barry9/30/2011 9:22Ed Barry9/30/2011 9:22ItemTeamSite/USHistory/SitePages

 

PA01CS00.pdf
PA01S101.pdf
PA01S102.pdf
PA01S103.pdf
PWSch01 Modified with Geography 9 11.ppt
Quiz Geography MC from early regents 2001 2003.doc

A great U.S. History Sitehttp://www.sjsapush.com/ch16.php