Five Items Deleted from the Original Bill of Rights

December 16th, 2013|

When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed 20 amendments for a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know about. So what did Congress delete from the final list that was ratified by the states? There were some very significant deletions as his proposed list went through the House and [...]

Bill of Rights Day Teacher Resources

December 9th, 2013|

Bill of Rights Day is December 15.  Have your students rank their rights.  This tool gets students thinking about what rights are most important to them and which amendment protects that right. We will be posting more resource links as the week goes on.

Today in History: Nurse overhears plan to attack Washington

December 2nd, 2013|

Legend has it that on the night of December 2, 1777, Philadelphia housewife and nurse Lydia Darragh single-handedly saves the lives of General George Washington and his Continental Army when she overhears the British planning a surprise attack on Washington's army for the following day. During the occupation of Philadelphia, British General William Howe stationed [...]