Impeachment...what does that mean? Like most of America, my students have a misunderstanding of the concept of impeachment. Given the current climate, how do teachers cover such a controversial topic? What would the Founders think of how we have handled the impeachment process as defined in Article I Section 2 and 3? Historically? Currently? With the influence of the press?
The U.S. Constitution
Tim Moore of the University of Wisconsin, Madison presented "How Did the Framers Create the Constitution?" on the Center for Civic Education's Constitution 101 online course. Check out the video!
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Here is a link to George Washington's copy of the first draft of the Constitution. This includes his notations, and edits. All is found in the US National Archives.
Michael Cunningham James Madison Project
How and why the Founders created the American system of Federalism
How- The articles of Confederation was a complete
and utter failure. Note in Federalist #1
Alexander Hamilton wrote, “To the People of the State
of New York:
AFTER an ...
" The Civil War provoked profound changes in the Constitution...amounting to what many have called America's Second Founding."
- What were those changes in the Constitution?
- Should those changes be called "profound"? Why or Why not?
- In what ways, if any, do those constitutional changes amount to "America's Second Founding"?
Appearing in New York newspapers as the New York Ratification Convention met in Poughkeepsie, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison wrote as Publius and addressed the citizens of New York through the Federalist Papers.85 essays subsequently circulated and were reprinted throughout the states as the Ratification process unfolded in other states.These
The Center for the Study of the American Constitution (CSAC) is your one stop shop for all things ratification. CSAC has hundreds of primary sources related to the foundations of American constitutionalism, the Confederation Period, the Philadelphia Convention, the states and ratification, and ...Read the rest of this topic