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James Buchanan and the Lecompton Constitution

Students will study how James Buchanan’s decisions regarding the Lecompton Constitution impacted Kansas Territory and the United States.

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Limits to Presidential Power

Students will analyze the boundaries of presidential power through primary sources and complete a performance task.
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Nixon and Limits of Executive Power

For students to investigate the expansion of executive powers by President Richard Nixon and the debate about the scope of executive power.
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James Buchanan and the Lecompton Constitution

Students will study how James Buchanan’s decisions regarding the Lecompton Constitution impacted Kansas Territory and the United States.

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The Whistle Stop Tour, The Electoral College, and Demographics

Students will complete a set of analytical questions (on paper or electronically) while using primary and secondary map resources individually, pair-share, and then discuss as a class/group as a formative assessment or review tool over the Electoral College and demographics.
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The Iran Hostage Crisis Simulation

The student will: be able to analyze how foreign policy decisions are reached and how global events impact U.S. Presidential administrations
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