Education!

Everyone can visit our Educational section to have fun, and learn, with our online games involving the US Constitution as well as brushing up on historical events that affect our lives today.

Political Glossary

What is an Electoral college? Is it a college for politicians? A glossary of political terms to keep you on top of the discussion.

Useful Links

Links to historical documents and speeches

FIll-in-the-blank

Forms you can download to keep track of who holds office in your area.

Quizzes

Test your knowledge of the Constitution of the United States of America and more!

Supreme Court Cases

DREAD SCOTT V. SANFORD (1857)

45.8 million slaves are still held today in a few countries most notably in Central and East Asia and Central Africa. The bumpy path that led to the eradication of slavery in America was filled with compromises. This case involves one such compromise soon to be followed by the Civil War that claimed over 620,000 lives.

GIBBONS V. OGDEN

When one legal right infringes upon another legal right who wins? Lower courts may make a decision only to be appealed to the Supreme Court. And no matter what the lower courts have decided the Supreme Court can overrule their decision. This was the first case to establish that supremacy.

McCOLLOCH v. MARYLAND (1819)

What happens when a federal “right” is not stated in the Constitution and is at odds with a state’s right? Sometimes it comes down to whether that “right” is truly necessary to be exerted for the wellbeing of the Republic. This case settles the argument in determining whether that “right” is written or implied.

MARBURY v. MADISON (1803)

Different political entities often try to stake out their power against the others. Not only do the individual states battle the federal government for their rights but the three branches of government do as well. This case involves the Congress fighting the Supreme Court for supremacy. Who wins?

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Did you know?

It is not against the law for a politician to engage in insider trading.