We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 3
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Howard Chandler Christy, Signing of the Constitution, Architect of the Capitol, House wing, east stairway
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Lesson 16 Primary Sources

Federalist No. 70

Federalist No. 70 was written by Alexander Hamilton and examines the question of a plural executive, arguing that having multiple presidents introduces conflict and difference of opinion.

Mississippi Black Codes of 1865

The Mississippi Black Code is one of many Black Codes adopted at state and local levels in southern states to limit the newly acquired rights of African Americans.

United States Constitution

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.

Lesson 16      What Is the Role of Political Parties in the Constitutional System?
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