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Explain how the rule of law, embodied in a constitution, limits government to protect the rights of individuals
United States History I.14
for more on democracy and representative government.
"The Fifteenth Amendment", an 1870 print
The Lifespan of Written Constitutions
shows that constitutions around the world have lasted only an average of 17 years since 1789. Learn more in this article from the University of Chicago School of Law.
Perspectives on the Constitution: Constitutions from around the World
from the National Constitution Center.
A Trip Around the World
from iCivics compares the rights of citizens in different countries with those of Americans.
from the Massachusetts Department of Education as an example of connecting the Common Core Standards to the teaching of history.
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