U.S. HISTORY - United States History Info
Although I am not currently teaching U.S. History, this is an area where I can post some interesting information, especially regarding on-going research about Amesbury's connections to the larger story of our nation.
Basics - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - A Federated Constitutional Democratic Republic
Influenced by Greek democracy, Roman republic, Magna Carta, English common law and Enlightenment ideas.
Top 3 Documents: Declaration of Independence; U.S. Constitution; Bill of Rights
Our Government in Brief
Three Branches: "JEL" Judicial, Executive, Legislative
Basic Branch Purposes:
Executive - Leads & Enforces or "Executes" our laws
Legislative - Bicameral Body (Senate + House of Representatives) that "Lego" = Make or Create our laws
Judicial - Judges or Interprets laws
Law Hierarchy - Federal Statutes (laws); State Statutes; Local Ordinances (laws)