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 – Reviewing Committee of Detail Report

July 18th, 2011 by

Philadelphia – As the convention pressed into the late days of July, debate turned to the revised Virginia Plan’s resolutions on the Executive Branch. The ninth resolution proposed that “a National Executive be instituted to consist of a single person, to be chosen by the National Legislature for the term of seven years…”. All delegations Read more…

Teaching about the death of Osama bin Laden

May 9th, 2011 by

Almost immediately after President Obama announced that the U.S. had killed September 11 mastermind and Al-Qaida head Osama bin Laden, teachers knew it would be a topic of conversation the next day in school and for months and years to come. We work to prepare curriculum resources that tie constitutional principles to current events in ways Read more…