About Macon State
Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention
This website provides access to primary documents relevant to the formation of the Constitution, including copies of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Two recommended readings include the timeline "America During the Age of Revolution" http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/timeline.html and the essay "To Form a More Perfect Union" http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/intro01.html
Letters of Delegates to Congress
This website provides access to letters written by delegates to the Continental Congress.
National Constitution Center
Resources for students studying the Constitution, including links to primary documents http://constitutioncenter.org/ncc_edu_Studying_the_Constitution.aspx
The Federalist Papers
This website provides access to full text of all the Federalist Papers.
The George Washington Papers
This collection of papers represents the life of George Washington, including his service in the Revolutionary War and his time as president.
The James Madison Papers
Of special interest may be "James Madison and the Federal Constitutional Convention of 1787"
Up-to-date legislative information and videos about Congress, other branches of government and foreign policy/government.
The Center on Congress at Indiana University
A useful resource for learning about how Congress actually works. Of special interest may be the "Learn about Congress" module http://www.centeroncongress.org
Recommended "interactive learning modules" available at this website http://www.centeroncongress.org
THOMAS - legislative information from the Library of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
The official website for the U.S. House of Representatives. Of special interest may be the "Kids in the House" section as it provides more insight into how a bill becomes a law, the role of committees and leadership, etc.... http://kids.clerk.house.gov/high-school/
The official website for the U.S. Senate.
The White House
Official website for the White House. Of special interest may be "White House 101" http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/white-house-101
Links to all of the Cabinet-level departments may be found here
The Electoral College
Of special interest is the "Frequently Asked Questions" page
Time Magazine article explaining the Electoral College (from 2004)
Managed by the OPM, the official clearinghouse of governmental job opportunities.
The Supreme Court
Official website for the U.S. Supreme Court. Of special interest may be the "About" section http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/about.aspx
The Oyez Project
This website has complete information about Supreme Court cases (you may pull up the opinions on all cases decided by the Court - very user friendly site).
United States Courts
The official website for the federal court system.
The Center for Responsive Politics
Up-to-date information on campaign finance. On this website, users may explore a variety of data related to federal campaign finance.
The Gallup Organization
A well-respected public opinion organization. Check out the website for information related to public approval ratings of the president, Congress and other important public opinion data.
Georgia Secretary of State
Get registered to vote or find out information about Georgia elections at this website.
Project Vote Smart
A non-partisan resource to help voters learn more about candidates and issues.
Library of Congress - Elections
A clearinghouse of historical information related to American elections. Through the various websites provided, many aspects of American elections may be explored - from the fight for women's suffrage to the controversy of the 2000 presidential election.
Votes for Women
Historical information related to the women's suffrage movement.
Library of Congress - Civil Rights
A clearinghouse of historical information related to the Civil Rights Movement.
PBS - "Eyes on the Prize" documentary
An important, must-see documentary series about the American Civil Rights Movement.
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Governor's Association
National League of Cities
National Association of Counties
Council on Foreign Relations
There are a lot of PBS Frontline documentaries available on-line that students may be interested in as well. The general website is http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/