Constitution Day, Round 1: Small States v. Large States

August 30th, 2012 by

Small States v. Large States We will be blogging about the Constitutional Convention in the days leading up to Constitution Day, September 17. In this first post, we will describe the conflict between large and small states; later, we will talk about the disputes between other factions over how the Constitution would be written. Be Read more…

Marbury v. Madison: Document C, Federalist No. 78, 1788

August 27th, 2012 by

Marbury v. Madison: Document C, Federalist No. 78, 1788 Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some questions to guide your Read more…

Marbury v. Madison: Document B, Federalist No. 78, 1788

August 20th, 2012 by

Marbury v. Madison: Document B, Federalist No. 78, 1788 Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some questions to guide your Read more…

Marbury v. Madison: Document A, Brutus, No. 15 (1788)

August 13th, 2012 by

Marbury v. Madison: Document A Brutus, No. 15 (1788) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some questions to guide your Read more…

UMKC To Hold Symposium on 40 Years of Landmark School Supreme Court Cases

August 9th, 2012 by

UMKC To Hold Symposium on 40 Years of Landmark School Supreme Court Cases The University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School and Law Review will hold a symposium titled “40 Years of Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Through the Eyes of Those Who Were There.”  The program will be held September 20-21, 2012 and will feature cases Read more…

Colonial Williamsburg Offers Free Electronic Field Trip on the Election of 1800

August 7th, 2012 by

Colonial Williamsburg Offers Free Electronic Field Trip on the Election of 1800 This September, Colonial Williamsburg will allow complimentary access to their Gift to a Nation electronic field trip series “The Will of the People.” Gearing up for the presidential election this November, “The Will of the People” examines the election of 1800.  The election Read more…