We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
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Unit One What is government?
Lesson 1 Why do we need a government?
Lesson 2 What is republican government?
Lesson 3 What is constitutional government?
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the works of Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Hobbes, etcï¿½
Lesson 4 Preventing abuse of power
Unit Two What experiences shaped the Founderï¿½s thinking about government?
Lesson 5 How were the Americans influenced by their English background?
Lesson 6 What experiences led to the American Revolution
Lesson 7 What basic ideas about government were in the Declaration of Independence?
Lesson 8 How did the states govern themselves after the Revolution?
Lesson 9 What were Americans like in the 1780's?
Lesson 10 Why did the Founders think a new constitution was needed?
Unit Three What happened at the Philadelphia Convention?
(5th grade level)
Unit Four How was the Constitution used to establish our government?
Unit Five How does the Constitution protect our basic rights?
Unit Six What are the responsibilities of citizens?