Inauguration Day 2013

January 18th, 2013 by

Inauguration Day 2013 The official start of President Obama’s second term is fast approaching. Learn more about the history and meaning of Inauguration Day with this lesson packed with engaging and informative resources! Test your knowledge of the countdown to Inauguration Day, analyze the Oath of Office, identify inaugural speeches from American history, and think Read more…

Countdown to the Constitution – Brearly Committee – Executive Branch

September 9th, 2011 by

It has become evident to the delegates that they cannot make the decisions about the executive independent of a conversation that discusses the executive’s election, term, powers, and removal in a holistic way. Thus the Brearly Committee is tasked with such a conversation. The result – Article II of the Constitution. Read on for some Read more…

Countdown to the Constitution July 25: Establishing the Presidency

July 29th, 2011 by

Philadelphia – Establishing the Presidency One of the most persistent topics discussed in the Philadelphia Convention was the structure of the presidency. The Framers had grappled with this topic on June 1, 2, 4, 9, and 18, and then again on July 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, and 26. The main issues were questions Read more…