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We Hold These Truths: Historic Documents, Essays, and Speeches in American Government [SCM]

by Ray Notgrass Author

This course is packed with information on our government's beginnings and development. You'll gain an adequate understanding of the purpose and functions of democracy by studying the Constitution and biblical basis for government. You'll learn what the government does, why it is the way it is and why it does what it does. Units contain an overview, lesson list, suggested activities (which can form a basis for narration and discussion), applicable document reading and more. A volume of historic documents and essays that are used in the lessons, titled "We Hold These Truths, comes with the course.(SCM)

Additional Details

Resource Type
Book
ISBN
9781933410890
Print Status
In Print
Lessons
75
Pages
216
Suggested Grades
10th - 12th
Publisher
The Notgrass Company
Copyright
2008

Lessons

  • 1 God is the Author of Government
  • 2 The Influence of the Law of Moses
  • 3 Biblical Principles of Government
  • 4 The Bible on Leadership
  • 5 Government in the Bible
  • 6 What Government Is and What Government Does
  • 7 Ancient and Medieval Monarchies
  • 8 Athenian Democracy and the Roman Republic
  • 9 British Backgrounds to American Government
  • 10 Background of the Enlightenment
  • 11 Assuming a Separate and Equal Station
  • 12 America as a Confederation
  • 13 Writing and Ratifying the Constitution
  • 14 America's Foundation of Faith
  • 15 The Preamble of the Constitution
  • 16 Election to the House of Representatives
  • 17 Choosing the Senate
  • 18 The Operations of Congress
  • 19 Who They Are and What They Do
  • 20 Committee and Political Party Organization
  • 21 How a Bill Becomes Law (Part 1)
  • 22 How a Bill Becomes Law (Part 2)
  • 23 The Powers of Congress
  • 24 Limitations on Congress and the States
  • 25 When Powers Collide: The Process of Impeachment
  • 26 Choosing the President
  • 27 Succession, Salary, and the Oath of Office
  • 28 Commander in Chief
  • 29 Chief Executive
  • 30 The President's Relations with Congress
  • 31 Departments of State, Treasury, and Defense
  • 32 Departments of Justice, Interior, and Agriculture
  • 33 Departments of Commerce, Labor, HUD, and Transportation
  • 34 Departments of HHS, Energy, Education, Veterans' Affairs, and Homeland Security
  • 35 Independent Agencies
  • 36 A Federal Case
  • 37 The Provisions of Article III
  • 38 Federal District and Appeals Courts
  • 39 The Supreme Court
  • 40 How the Supreme Court Has Addressed Slavery and Race
  • 41 Article IV: States and Territories
  • 42 Articles V, VI, and VII
  • 43 The First Amendment
  • 44 Amendments 2-10
  • 45 Amendments 11-27
  • 46 State Constitutions
  • 47 State Legislatures
  • 48 Controversial Legislative Prayers
  • 49 State Governors
  • 50 State Bureaucracies and State Courts
  • 51 Counties, Townships, and Special Districts
  • 52 Municipal Government
  • 53 Government in Action: Spring Hill, Tennessee
  • 54 Government Inaction: The Response to Hurricane Katrina
  • 55 Government Action: The Issue of Eminent Domain
  • 56 Government Budgets
  • 57 Sample Government Budgets
  • 58 Sources of Federal Revenue
  • 59 State and Local Taxes
  • 60 Tax Policy Issues
  • 61 Diplomacy
  • 62 Trade
  • 63 Terrorism
  • 64 The United Nations
  • 65 Human Rights
  • 66 Government and the Economy
  • 67 Immigration
  • 68 Health Care
  • 69 Education
  • 70 Abortion
  • 71 Avoiding the Establishment of Religion
  • 72 Freedom of Religious Expression
  • 73 Reforming Government
  • 74 Running for and Holding Public Office
  • 75 A Citizen's Rights and Responsibilities

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