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Dr. Robert Brescia

Dr. Robert Brescia currently serves as a Board Director (Past Chairman) at Basin PBS television, the American Red Cross of the Permian Basin (Past Chairman), the Southwest Heritage Credit Union, and the Salvation Army of Odessa. His experience includes top leadership roles in education, corporate business, non-profit, and defense sectors. He is a sought-after speaker […]

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Big Sky Country of Montana: History and Statehood

Native American peoples lived in the area of present-day Montana for an unknown period of time before the arrival of the first Europeans in the 18th century. Most of present-day Montana was included in the Louisiana Purchase, which President Jefferson completed in 1803. The next year, President Jefferson commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Soon after, Catholic missionaries entered Montana. Beaver trappers followed shortly thereafter. Through the first twenty years of the 19th Century, the Salish people learned about Christianity because of their contact with the Iroquois people and with Jesuit priests. In the 1830s, the Salish people began sending emissaries to Jesuits in St. Louis, Missouri to request that a “blackrobe” (Jesuit priest) be sent to them in present-day Montana. The blackrobes were finally able to send a priest to minister to the Salish people in 1841.

Between 1848 and 1864, parts of present-day Montana were included in several U.S. territories, including the Oregon, Washington, Dakota, and the Idaho Territories. Montana was the site of the battle between the Sioux people and the U.S. Army, which we often refer to as “Custer’s Last Stand,” and it carries a lively history typical of the Old West.

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The Bill Of Rights and the States

Congressmen in the summer of 1789 were well aware that the constitution of nearly every state predated the new U.S. Constitution and that they had been working well.  Almost all of them contained either Declarations of Rights or specific protections in the body of the constitution; some of these protections were more elaborate even than those which ended up in the U.S. Bill of Rights.[4]…

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Madeline Peltzer

    Madeline Peltzer is from Phoenix, Arizona and the eldest of three daughters. She is a sophomore at Hillsdale College in Michigan where she is majoring in politics and minoring in economics and journalism. A life-long political junkie, she interned on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s reelection campaign over the past summer and for her […]

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Filibuster: History, Purpose As Used By The Senate & Effects On The Legislative Process

The word “filibuster” is a variation of the Spanish word for pirate, which is indicative of the parliamentary move that stops a vote from occurring. But even though the rule change occurred in 1806, no senator threatened a filibuster until 1837, and it not used until 1841.

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Nicole Bratcher-Bouyer

The premise of my life has been that all things, both good and bad, work in my favor to fulfill my purpose in life. At only 21 years of age, I am still piecing together exactly what I am meant to do for humanity, however, I am certain that all I have endured is the […]

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ROSALVA CRUZ HERNANDEZ

Rosalva (Rosie) Cruz Hernandez, 15, Best Middle School Essay Winner, is from Bonita Springs, Florida. Rosie is an eighth grader at Bonita Springs Middle Center for the Arts. As a sixth grader, Rosie received the Take Stock in Children’s Scholarship which will pay for her tuition to any Florida state college. Rosie has attended and […]

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THE HONORABLE ANITA MCBRIDE

Anita B. McBride was appointed as Executive in Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University’s School of Public Affairs in April 2010. Mrs. McBride was the committee chair for the “The Legacies of America’s First Ladies” conference held in March 2011, which examined both the powerful job and the women […]

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SUZY PENCE

Suzy Pence has enjoyed participating in the educational, philanthropic, cultural and political affairs of the Washington D.C. region for over forty years. Suzy appreciates and supports multiple efforts to enhance the education of America’s younger generations. She has been active in building the new law school library at American University, as well as various construction […]

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Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. (1968)

In the Civil Rights Cases of 1883, the Supreme Court had ruled 8-1 that the Civil Rights Act of 1875, outlawing racial discrimination in most public places, was unconstitutional. The owners of businesses such as railroads, theatres, and hotels could impose segregation in their facilities, or they could refuse to serve African Americans altogether. The […]

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Meyer v. Nebraska (1923) And Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925)

In The Republic, Plato designed his ideal society as one in which the wives and children of the Guardians (the ruling elite) would be held in common. This would prevent the corrosive societal effects of nepotism that result when parents raise their children and, due to their natural affinity, seek to secure wealth and status […]

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Gelpcke v. City of Dubuque (1863)

Gelpcke v. City of Dubuque, 68 U.S. 1 Wall. 175 (1863) – “Oscillations” in the Law On its face, Gelpcke v. Dubuque appears to be about the validity of municipal bonds and not much else, but there were deeper legal issues at play. Namely, who has the ultimate authority to interpret a state constitution or […]

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1992, Bill Clinton Defeats George H.W. Bush

  Bill Clinton: Forty-Second President of the United States Nickname: The Comeback Kid Terms in Office: 1993-1997; 1997-2001 Fast Stats: Born August 19, 1946, in Hope Arkansas Parents: William Jefferson Blythe III and Virginia Dell Cassidy; Stepfather: Roger Clinton Bill Clinton is still living Age upon Start of First Term: 46; Age upon Conclusion of […]

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1972, Richard Nixon: Thirty-Seventh President of the United States

  Richard M. Nixon: Thirty-Seventh President of the United States Nickname: Red Hunter Terms in Office: 1969-1973; 1973-1974 Fast Stats Born January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California Parents: Francis Antony and Hannah Milhous Nixon Died April 22, 1994, in New York, New York; age 81 Age upon Start of First Term: 56; Age upon […]

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Impact Statement

We are the only organization that utilizes the movies, music and television with the kids’ own works, to inspire Americans of all ages to learn about the U.S. Constitution by distributing their works through the national media. Our Impact The core of our mission is to educate Americans about the Constitution and the rights and […]

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The “Living” Constitution

Contributors to this series of articles have shown that executive branch of the United States government, cheered on by Congress and the Supreme Court and abetted by what has become a fourth branch of government—the federal bureaucracy or administrative state—has for some time almost routinely overridden the separation of powers the Framers designed for the […]

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Set Up A Google Hangout/Skype Session Or “In Person” Speech With a Movie Star!

Are you looking for a fun way to get your students excited to learn about the U.S. Constitution? Constituting America founder and co-chair, Actress Janine Turner (Northern Exposure, Cliffhanger, Friday Night Lights), joined by Constituting America National Youth Director Juliette Turner and/or one or more of our“We The Future” student contest winners, will speak to […]

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Constituting America’s Awards

  Announcing Lexi Lassiter, 2015 Winner: Turner Maurice Gauntt Jr. Exemplary Citizen Award  Alexis Lassiter is a remarkable young woman whose high school attributes, achievements and character mirror those of Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr.’s. Lassiter, a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to completing the […]

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Constitution Day is Coming Soon!

SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 FOR CONSTITUTION DAY! ATTN: TEACHERS OF BAND, FILM, ENGLISH, DRAMA, HISTORY, DEBATE & SPEECH! We want to LAUNCH CAREERS in FILM, MUSIC, JOURNALISM & GOVT.SERVICE! with non-partisan Constitutional Fortitude Constituting America’s 2014 We the Future Contest entry deadline has been extended to September 17, 2014! There is still time for […]

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Constituting America’s Impact Statement

DOWNLOAD THE IMPACT STATEMENT HERE OUR MISSION Constituting America’s mission is to utilize the culture and multi-media outreach such as music, film, internet, and social media to reach, educate and inform America’s adults and students about the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation it sets forth regarding our freedoms and rights. Our multi-tiered […]

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The Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr. Exemplary Citizen Award – Nominations Deadline May 10, 2021

Congratulations to our 2019 Turner Maurice Gauntt, Exemplary Citizen Award Winner: Kirk Taylor! Our 2020 Winner has been selected and will be announced soon. SEEKING YOUR MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT FOR A CASH SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY Dear Educator, I am writing to seek your school’s nomination of your most outstanding graduating senior for a new scholarship opportunity. […]

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On the Commonwealth by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero’s De Republica by Robert Frank Pence Cicero’s De Republica Robert Frank Pence Gone, gone for ever is that valour that used to be found in this Republic and caused brave men to suppress a citizen traitor with keener punishment than the most bitter foe.[1] Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.E.) had a decision to make. […]

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Donate

HOW TO DONATE We are the only organization that utilizes the movies, music and television – kids’ own works – to inspire Americans of all ages to learn about the U.S. Constitution, by distributing their works through the national media. 35 Television stations playing our winners’ PSA’s, with a reach of over 2 million Over […]

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Amendment VIII: Right Against Cruel and Unusual Punishment

http://vimeo.com/39872908 Amendment VIII: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Early Origins of the 8th Amendment’s “Cruel and Unusual Punishments” Clause Like many provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the protection against “cruel and unusual punishments” prescribed in the 8th Amendment has deep […]

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Amendment V

http://vimeo.com/38878152 Amendment V: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any […]

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Constituting America to launch third annual 90-day Constitutional Forum

Constituting America to launch third annual 90-day Constitutional Forum Foundation chairman Janine Turner invites citizens to join with historians and scholars in examining Constitution’s 27 amendments and the amendment process As the nation prepares to mark Presidents Day, the non-profit foundation Constituting America is inviting citizens across the nation to join in its third annual 90-day online […]

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Article I, Section 01 of the United States Constitution

Article I, Section 1 : All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives The Constitution of the United States established three separate branches of the federal government, namely the legislative branch, the executive branch and the judicial branch. […]

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Federalist No. 1 – Janine Turner

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 Howdy from Texas. Speaking of Texas, be sure to watch tonight’s behind the scene Video Podcast! I filmed it at my ranch with Juliette. It’s fun. So today is our first day of the Federalist! Federalist Paper #1 by the brilliant Alexander Hamilton! I wrote about his mother, Rachel Lavien Fawcett […]

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May 3, 2010 – Federalist No. 4 – Janine Turner

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 Howdy from Texas! Welcome to our third week of “90 in 90 – History Holds the Key to the Future.” I can’t believe it is the third week. I thank you for joining us and for all of your thought provoking blogs!! I thank William B. Allen for his wonderful, insightful […]

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Federalist No. 18 – The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union, For the Independent Journal (Hamilton & Madison)

Friday, May 21st, 2010 Federalist #18 What sets the founding of the American republic apart from the founding of so many nations on Earth was the depth and breadth of knowledge, research, analysis and debate that went into it.  This is made evident from Madison’s Federalist #18, written under his pseudonym “Publius”.  In 18, Madison […]

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The Amendments to the United States Constitution – Janine Turner

Howdy from Texas. Day 5 of the Constitution! As my daughter, Juliette said, “Technically it’s day 6 but the first day was like a “xii” in a book.” I thank you for joining us today. I am having a WONDERFUL time and I am just rather thrilled to have this opportunity to study the United […]

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Articles IV-VII – Janine Turner

Howdy from Texas. What another great day of national conversation about our United States Constitution. I thank you for joining us and I hope you read Articles IV-VII with your children and/or friend or loved one!! Don’t forget to tell your children or children you know about our We the People 9.17 Contest! Entries due […]