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    Using C-SPAN’s Landmark Cases website and programs, students will simulate the Supreme Court hearing of Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), otherwise known as the Dred Scott Case. Students will read the case scenario and take on roles of either an attorney or Supreme Court Justice as if they lived in the 19th century. After studying the case, both…[Read more]

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    During the period after the Civil War, known as Reconstruction, the Slaughterhouse Cases resulted in the first Supreme
    Court ruling that tested the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. In this lesson, students examine
    a constitutional challenge to the regulation of the New Orleans meat butchering industry under the…[Read more]

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    his lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 2nd Amendment
    by using the National Constitution Center’s
    Interactive Constitution
    . Students will build understanding
    of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars
    when analyzing and forming opinions about a…[Read more]

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    This lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 2nd Amendment
    by using the National Constitution Center’s
    Interactive Constitution
    . Students will build understanding
    of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars
    when analyzing and forming opinions a…[Read more]

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    This lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 4th Amendment
    by using the National Constitution Center’s
    Interactive Constitution.
    Students will build understanding
    of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars
    when analyzing and forming opinions a…[Read more]

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    This lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 4th Amendment
    by using the National Constitution Center’s
    Interactive Constitution.
    Students will build understanding
    of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars
    when analyzing and forming opinions a…[Read more]

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    This lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 8th Amendment
    by using the National Constitution Center’s
    Interactive Constitution
    . Students will build understanding
    of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars
    when analyzing and forming opinions a…[Read more]

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    This lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 8th Amendment by using the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution. Students will build understanding of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars when analyzing and forming opinions about articles,…[Read more]

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    This lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 8th Amendment by using the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution. Students will build understanding of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars when analyzing and forming opinions about articles,…[Read more]

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    This lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 8th Amendment
    by using the National Constitution Center’s
    Interactive Constitution
    . Students will build understanding
    of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars
    when analyzing and forming opinions a…[Read more]

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    This lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 8th Amendment
    by using the National Constitution Center’s
    Interactive Constitution
    . Students will build understanding
    of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars
    when analyzing and forming opinions a…[Read more]

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    This lesson introduces students to different viewpoints and debates surrounding the 8th Amendment by using the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution. Students will build understanding of the resources and methods used by justices on the Supreme Court and Constitutional scholars when analyzing and forming opinions about articles,…[Read more]

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    Using C-SPAN’s Landmark Cases website and programs, students will simulate the Supreme Court hearing of Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), otherwise known as the Dred Scott Case. Students will read the case scenario and take on roles of either an attorney or Supreme Court Justice as if they lived in the 19th century. After studying the case, both…[Read more]

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    On this site, constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today. For each provision of the Constitution, scholars of different perspectives discuss what they agree upon, and what they disagree about. These experts were selected with the guidance of leaders of two prominent c…[Read more]

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    Drafted by George Mason, this declaration of rights later became a model for other state constitutions and the Bill of Rights.

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    These three constitutional amendments abolished slavery and guaranteed equal protection of the laws and the right to vote.

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    The Constitution of the United States in Spanish.

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    The National Constitution Center houses this rare, original copy of the first public printing of the Constitution, published in The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser, on September 19, 1787, by John Dunlap and David Claypoole.

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    This document was an agreement drafted by the settlers of the first New England colony.

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    The Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” established that there are laws even the king must obey—an idea we’ve come to call “the rule of law.”

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