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View Resource A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution

This timely exhibit from the National Museum of American History (NMAH) "explores a period of U.S. history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of a citizen versus the power of the state. Focusing on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II, this online exhibit is a case study in decision-making and citizen...
View Resource Conversations on the Constitution

Perhaps the United States might be a better place if at the dinner table one interested party might ask the question, "Hey Mom, can we talk about the establishment clause tonight?" Until such topics spontaneously arrive in a pre-prandial setting like the one just mentioned, there will still be great interest in this lovely website created by the American Bar Association. As its mission statement...
View Resource Founding Fathers Info Guide

Created and maintained by Chris Whitten, this site is devoted to telling the story of the United States during its first few decades of existence, with a special emphasis on the lives of the American Presidents during this period. Different sections of the site contain photo galleries (primarily consisting of portraits), a history of the American flag, quotations from the founding fathers, and a...
View Resource The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States: 1992 Edition

The Library of Congress' Congressional Research Service, in cooperation with the U.S. Senate and Government Printing Office (GPO) has made the massive The Constitution of the United States of America Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1992 available at the GPO web site. The volume is both searchable and browsable, and...
View Resource Tiny Cross Causes a Stir in Los Angeles

The City of Angels may be bracing for another dramatic event and, oddly enough, it may have nothing to do with the climatic conditions in that region of the country. Recently the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced that it would sue Los Angeles County unless the governmental entity comes up with a plan within 14 days to remove a tiny cross from the County's...