We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 3
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Federal Register

The Federal Register is the official journal of the U.S. federal government, and contains unclassified public notices from federal agencies.

Articles of Impeachment Against William J. Clinton

From Wikipedia: President Bill Clinton, was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998. The House drafted a total of four articles of impeachment related to the Paula Jones lawsuit and Monica Lewinsky scandal. It was only the second impeachment of a president in American history, following the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868.

Contract with America

An agenda to reform many aspects of American national government championed by Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Federalist No. 10

From Wikipedia: Federalist No. 10 is an essay by James Madison arguing for the ratification of the United States Constitution. It addresses the question of how to guard against "factions" with interests contrary to the rights of others or the interests of the whole community.

Federalist No. 39

From Wikipedia: In No. 39, James Madison argues that the operation of the government will be republican but the principles of that operation will be democratic.

Federalist No. 45

Federalist No. 45 was written by James Madison and published January 26, 1788 and addresses the concern of balancing the power between federal and state governments.

Federalist No. 47

Federalist No. 47 was written by James Madison and addresses concerns that the proposed constitution did not provide enough separation of powers.

Federalist No. 51

From Wikipedia: Federalist No. 51 is an essay by James Madison, published on February 6, 1788. No. 51 addresses means by which appropriate checks and balances can be created in government.

Federalist No. 68

Federalist No. 68 was written by Alexander Hamilton and discusses the process of electing the president and vice president.

Impeachment Proceedings of Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 after removing Secretary of War Edwin Stanton from office and replacing him with Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas in violation of the Tenure of Office Act, a law that limited the president's ability to remove or appoint cabinet members without Senate approval. Johnson was charged with 11 articles of impeachment but was acquitted in the Senate.

Jefferson to Edmund Pendleton 1776

A letter from Thomas Jefferson to Virginia Convention president Edmund Pendleton on August 26, 1776.

Map of U.S. Courts of Appeals, or circuit courts

A map showing the geographical jurisdiction of all twelve of the United States courts of appeals, or circuit courts.

Nixon's statement about Congressional action on the Philadelphia Plan, 1969

President Nixon's statement commending Congress on its action to allow the continuation of the Philadelphia Plan.

Proposed Articles of Impeachment Against Richard Nixon

After the 1972-1973 Watergate scandal, articles of impeachment were drafted in 1974 against President Nixon. He resigned before the articles were enacted.

State Constitution

A link to each states' Constitution.

The Constitution of the United States of America (1787)

The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States that provides the framework for the government. The Constitution outlines the nation's institutions of government and the most important rights of the people. The document was created in 1787 during the Philadelphia Convention. The government created by the Constitution took effect on March 4, 1789.

The United States Constitution

The text of the current U.S. Constitution without the amendments.

United States Constitution

From Wikipedia: The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the federal government of the United States.

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