Our Documents - The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National
The Preamble -
USA.gov - View an organizational directory of the U.S. government.
First.gov is the official portal for government information of all types. It offers an excellent search engine for the federal government and provides some links to state information. It also includes links to contact government officials.
Searchgov.com is a search engine for government information. You may search for state as well as federal government information.
Interactive constitution by the National Constitution Center
shmoop.com/civics/ Think Civics is boring? Think again. The Constitution, law, politics and government- is really about you. Us. The forces that shape the issues that get you fired up. Which side are you on?
This site includes in depth looks at our Constitution, some of the Amendments, the three branches of government, Federal Bureaucracy
Church and State - from Shmoop.com. It's a great site. They give many examples of court cases and the information is easy to understand.
Find Law - Supreme Court cases by year
Oyez - a collection of court cases including recent, read and hear the arguments for and against
Famous Trials - mostly of the United States but significant, none the less
Thomas - In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress
Political Interest Groups
Interest Groups in American Politics
An interest group (also called an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group, or special interest) is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, that is determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected.
On the Issues - Every political leader on every issue
Political Compass Test - How do YOU see your country and our world? Take the quiz and find out.
Public Agenda -
Public Agenda’s mission is to improve democratic problem solving.
They pursue this nonpartisan mission through research, engagement and communications that bridge the divisions and disconnects among leaders and publics so that sustainable solutions to tough challenges can be achieved.
Scan by topic to find the government information and services you need.
US Presidents - from The History Channel
Discover the history behind the presidents of the United States. Find out which president served the longest, who the youngest president was and much more.
Politics and Policies
Fast Check.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Their goal is to
Public Agenda Public Agenda’s mission is to improve democratic problem solving.
Speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. - from the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute
Write Spirit - This site seeks to share the vision of ancient writers as well as modern social commentary by writers in the 20th Century. WriteSpirit.net is a humble effort to share these writings, philosophy, and poetry. It is our hope that these lofty writings may inspire your life and help you reach your goals inner and outer.
Famous Eulogies Over the years, there are a lot of unforgettable eulogies that were dedicated to famous people.
American Rhetoric - An online speech bank database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
"There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed."
The Stock Market Game - The SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game™ (SMG) gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an on-line portfolio. They're learning economic and financial concepts they'll use for the rest of their lives.
Supply and Demand Activity - (EconEdLink)
Fill 'Er Up Activity - (EconEdLink)
EconData.Net - This site is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration. It is designed to help students gain access to relevant state and local socio-economic data.