Preparation Instructions Review the lesson plan. Locate and bookmark suggested materials and other useful websites. Download and print out documents you will use and duplicate copies as necessary for student viewing. Students with an understanding of the fears of the Founders regarding a powerful executive will benefit the most from this lesson. When discussing the […]
President of the Confederate States of America
The president of the Confederate States was the head of state and head of government of the Confederate States. The president was the chief executive of the federal government and was the commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army and the Confederate Navy.
Women and the Presidency: History & Facts
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (digital file no. 3a05761u) When Hillary Clinton, running as the first female presidential candidate of a major political party, won the popular vote but lost the electoral college vote to Donald Trump in the 2016 election, the glass ceiling preventing women from reaching the White House’s Oval Office trembled but […]
Founding Fathers of America List | Who are the Founding Fathers? – Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com
The Founding Fathers of the United States, or simply the Founding Fathers or Founders, were a group of late-18th century American revolutionary leaders who united the Thirteen Colonies, led the war for independence from Great Britain, and crafted a framework of government for the new United States nation.
Why were we named America?
On September 9, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general use. In the Congressional declaration dated September 9, 1776, the delegates wrote, “That in all continental commissions, and other instruments, where, heretofore, […]
Bank of America: The Humble Beginnings of a Large Bank
After the devastating earthquake in April 1906, looters roamed the streets of San Francisco. Rescuing gold and silver from his small Bank of Italy, A.P. Giannini gained fame by setting up a makeshift bank on a North Beach wharf and making loans to local residents “on a handshake.” A.P. Giannini in 1904. Called “the handsomest […]