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The U.S. Constitution & Black History
This interactive course examines how the laws of the United States, starting with the Constitution itself, have impacted the history of black Americans.
This course explores the rights protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and why they're so important.
Becoming Equal Under the Law
Explore the changes in U.S. laws to be more inclusive and closer to the ideal in the Declaration of Independence... all people are created equal.
The Civil War
Explore how the Dred Scott Supreme Court case influenced the course of the Civil War.
Explore the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights with your students through our new video.
Teachable Moments – Short, Right-To-The-Point Videos
Women's Suffrage and ERA
The 19th Amendment gave women the vote.
Brown v. Board of Education Case
Supreme Court case challenging segregation in U.S. schools.
Not a democracy, a republic. Why?
Plessy v. Ferguson Case
Homer Plessy challenged the separate railcar act before the Supreme Court.
Dred Scott Case
Supreme Court case that sparked the Civil War.
Eminent Domain – The Kelo Case
Supreme Court (Kelo case) decision tramples property rights.
Eminent Domain – Atlantic City Story
A manifest abuse of eminent domain power in Atlantic City.
Magna Carta - Rules above the ruler.
Thurgood Marshall - First African-American Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.