The Significance of Federalist No. 1 eLesson

September 2nd, 2014 by

The Significance of Federalist No. 1 eLesson Summary: Taken at face value, Federalist No. 1 serves as an introduction to The Federalist Papers. But, to reduce it to merely an introduction trivializes its importance.  It is not simply an introduction, but rather an unprecedented appeal to the people of the United States to abolish the Read more…

Horace Greeley and the Necessity of a Free Press

August 15th, 2014 by

Horace Greeley and the Necessity of a Free Press A free society relies upon the freedom of the press to facilitate open dialogue and a transparent government. This principle was the driving force behind Horace Greeley’s career. A newspaper founder, editor, an outspoken reformer and unique politician, Greeley understood the necessity of a free press. Read more…

Would you have been a Federalist or an Anti-Federalist?

July 30th, 2014 by

Would you have been a Federalist or an Anti-Federalist? Over the next few months we will explore through a series of eLessons the debate over ratification of the United States Constitution as discussed in the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers. We look forward to exploring this important debate with you! One of the great debates in Read more…

John Adams: Champion of Justice

July 21st, 2014 by

John Adams: Champion of Justice The second president of the United States, John Adams, was committed to justice. John Adam’s life and work are the embodiment of this virtue. As a young man Adams was educated at Harvard and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar. As relations became strained with Great Britain, Adams aligned himself Read more…

Why Do We Celebrate the Fourth of July?

July 3rd, 2014 by

Why Do We Celebrate the Fourth of July? On July 4, 2014, the United States will celebrate its 238th birthday.  John Adams wrote in the momentous year of 1776 that the signing of the Declaration, “…ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end Read more…

Supreme Court Round-Up 2013-2014 eLesson

May 23rd, 2014 by

Supreme Court Round-Up 2013-2014 eLesson Our annual Supreme Court Round-Up eLesson is here! Students will research three cases from the 2013-2014 year and report on their findings. Download the student guide and answer key. Have students choose three Supreme Court cases from 2013-2014. For each case should research and report the following information: When was Read more…

Preserving the Bill of Rights – Property Unit eLesson

May 6th, 2014 by

Preserving the Bill of Rights – Property Unit eLesson While most people think of property as land or a dwelling, the term has much more constitutional significance and touches almost every aspect of citizens’ lives. The Founders, influenced by English philosopher John Locke, believed property rights in one’s body and person to be the root Read more…

Scholarship Contest Winners Announced!

April 25th, 2014 by

Scholarship Contest Winners Announced! We’ve recently completed our 2013-2014 We The Students Scholarship Contest and are excited to share the results. The contest ran from September to December 2013 and we received over 1,500 entries from students across the country. Many of the entries we received were of high quality, and it was a difficult Read more…

D.C. Based Student Summer Program – Now Accepting Applications!

April 21st, 2014 by

D.C. Based Student Summer Program – Now Accepting Applications! Do you know a student who is ready to make a difference?  Can you see them on Capitol Hill or in local government? Are they interested in defending the Constitution and their rights as Americans? Most of all – do they want to make a difference Read more…

Time for a Career Shift? Do What the Founders Did!

April 15th, 2014 by

Time for a Career Shift? Do What the Founders Did! Many of the Founders were true Renaissance men, excelling at many different careers throughout their lives. Washington was a surveyor, soldier, and then farmer. Franklin was printer, scientist, and then philanthropist.  Wilson was a teacher, lawyer, and then politician. Have you thought about your next Read more…