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13a. The Declaration of Independence and Its Legacy
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What was the Declaration? Why do Americans continue to celebrate its public ...

What was the Declaration? Why do Americans continue to celebrate its public announcement as the birthday of the United States, July 4, 1776? While that date might just mean a barbecue and fireworks to some today, what did the Declaration mean when it was written in the summer of 1776?

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U.S. History
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
14d. The Economic Crisis of the 1780s
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The economic problems faced by the Congress deeply touched the lives of ...

The economic problems faced by the Congress deeply touched the lives of most Americans in the 1780s. The war had disrupted much of the American economy. On the high seas the British navy had great superiority and destroyed most American ships, crippling the flow of trade. On land, where both armies regularly stole from local farms in order to find food, farmers suffered tremendously.

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U.S. History
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
Constitutionality of a Central Bank
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Students learn about McCulloch v. Maryland, a case decided in 1819 over ...

Students learn about McCulloch v. Maryland, a case decided in 1819 over (1) whether the state of Maryland had the right to tax the Second Bank of the United States and (2) whether Congress had violated the Constitution in establishing the Bank. Students also review the expressed powers of Congress identified in the Constitution and analyze how Congress implements the necessary and proper (elastic) clause to enact its expressed powers. Finally, students use their knowledge of McCulloch v. Maryland and the necessary and proper clause to consider the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System.

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Economics
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Mary Suiter
Scott Wolla