Washington’s Copy of the Constitution

June 14th, 2012 by

Washington’s Copy of the Constitution In 1789, the United States Constitution went into effect and George Washington was elected as the first leader of the country. If you know your early American history, you’ll remember that Washington was the president of the Constitutional Convention as well. Even though he was in attendance for much of Read more…

What Do You Think of the NYC Plan to Ban Large Sugary Drinks?

June 5th, 2012 by

What Do You Think of the NYC Plan to Ban Large Sugary Drinks? A new plan in New York City would ban the sale of all sugary drinks including sodas and energy drinks over 16 fluid ounces in fast food restaurants, delis, and movie theaters.  Grocery and convenience stores would be excluded and fruit juices, Read more…

Congratulations to the Winners of the Bill of Rights Institute Badge

June 4th, 2012 by

This year, the Bill of Rights Institute partnered with our friends at the Harlan Institute to offer a BRI Badge. For this badge, students considered whether the Fourth Amendment places any limitations on a school’s power to search students (including their backpacks and cell phones). Check out some of the best posts written by students that received the Read more…

Countdown to the Constitution – Virginia Plan Debated

June 1st, 2012 by

Philadelphia – The end of May saw the Convention responding to the Virginia delegation’s bold plan. The Virginians had proposed replacing the Articles of Confederation – a task far beyond what many Convention delegates thought they were authorized to do – with a powerful national government. When proponents of this plan failed to win agreement Read more…