Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Following the Civil War, the United States would established itself as a world economic power. The promises of freedom and opportunity offered by the United States would attarct many immigrants to the country. These demographic and economic changes created social pressure which lead progressive reformers to advocate for changes to government. During this period, Congress would passed various reform laws, including Constitutional amendments which would fundamentally alter the functioning of Congress. Additonally, Congressional rules would change in such a way that would change the internal working of Congress. This lesson examns this period of congressional history and the impact of these reforms on the legislative process.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

representative/republican government, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism Constitution, Founders, liberty Colonial America; American Revolution; the Founding; Early Republic

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.1.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Describe roles and responsibilities of people in authority.

D2.Civ.1.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Distinguish the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government and in different times and places.

D2.Civ.5.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the origins, functions, and structure of government with reference to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and selected other systems of government.

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.
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