Examen de Ciudadania (Citizenship Quiz in Spanish)
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James Madison: Did You Know?
James Madison: Did You Know?Video Clip (1:36)
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At just 5'4", James Madison was hardly a commanding presence, but that didn't stop him from shaping American history.
America Gets a Constitution
America Gets a ConstitutionVideo Clip (3:09)
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After several failed attempts at creating a government, a 1787 convention is called to draft a new legal system for the United States. This new Constitution provides for increased federal authority while still protecting the basic rights of its citizens.
Presidential Fun Facts
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The Oval Office has been filled with extraordinary presidents, but did you know about these not-so-famous firsts?
Jefferson Writes the Declaration of Independence
Jefferson Writes the Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (2:37)
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At 33, Thomas Jefferson wrote the original draft of America's historic Declaration of Independence, which was approved by the Continental Congress after several days of debate and revisions on July 4, 1776.
Matt Damon: The Declaration of Independence
Matt Damon: The Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (2:02)
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Actor Matt Damon performs and discusses the Declaration of Independence.
Colonists Protest British Policies
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From the 1760's onward, colonial anger grows as the British pass a series of taxes and laws. With each one, the two groups move closer to war.
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American Revolution: Continental Congress
American Revolution: Continental Congress(11 Photos)
Discover the accomplishments of the First and Second Constitutional Congresses, and learn about the major players behind such documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.
James Madison(10 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of James Madison.
Founding Fathers and Pre-Civil War Presidents
Founding Fathers and Pre-Civil War Presidents(15 Photos)
View an image slideshow on Founding Fathers and Pre-Civil War Presidents.
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Ronald Reagan on Roe v. Wade
Ronald Reagan on Roe v. WadeAudio Clip (1:10)
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In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women, as part of their constitutional right to privacy, could terminate a pregnancy during its first two trimesters. On the 10th anniversary of the ruling, President Ronald Reagan pledges in a radio report to the nation to fight to overturn the landmark case.
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