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Ch 6: Holt United States History Chapter 6: Citizenship & the Constitution (1787-Present)

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The Citizenship and the Constitution (1787-Present) chapter of this Holt United States History Online Textbook Help course helps students learn the essential United States history lessons of citizenship and the U.S. constitution. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Citizenship and the Constitution (1787-Present) textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Holt United States History's Citizenship and the Constitution (1787-Present) chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the citizenship and U.S. Constitution topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The three branches of government
  • The preamble, articles and amendments of the Constitution
  • An overview of the amendments and what they address
  • Process of amending the Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Citizenship: process and responsibilities
  • U.S. politics: parties, participation, elections and special interest groups

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11 Lessons in Chapter 6: Holt United States History Chapter 6: Citizenship & the Constitution (1787-Present)
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The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial

1. The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial

In 1787, leaders from each of the states gathered to write the United States Constitution. The Constitution sets out how our nation is governed and creates a system that separates powers between different branches. This lesson explores the three branches of our federal government.

The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

2. The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

The U.S. Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. It establishes the government of the United States, and its first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, assures every U.S. citizen the rights we have all come to hold dear.

The Process of Amending the Constitution

3. The Process of Amending the Constitution

Amending the United States Constitution is a complicated process. It's only been accomplished 27 times. This lesson outlines the process by which the U.S. Constitution can be amended.

The Election-Related Amendments of the US Constitution

4. The Election-Related Amendments of the US Constitution

This lesson will define the term ''amendment'' in reference to the United States Constitution. It will then focus on election procedures as delineated in Amendments 12, 17, 20, 22, 23, 25, & 27.

Voting Rights Amendments of the US Constitution

5. Voting Rights Amendments of the US Constitution

This lesson will explore the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments of the United States Constitution. In doing so, it will define the term 'amendments' while also discussing how each of these changed the vote within America.

The Prohibition Amendments of the US Constitution

6. The Prohibition Amendments of the US Constitution

This lesson will explain the era of Prohibition. It will highlight the temperance movement, the Volstead Act, and the 18th and 21st Amendments. It will also define speakeasies and bootlegging.

The 11th, 13th, 14th & 16th Amendments of the US Constitution

7. The 11th, 13th, 14th & 16th Amendments of the US Constitution

This lesson will define the 11th, 13th, 14th, and 16th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. It will define the terms amendment and ratify, while also highlighting the clauses of the 14th Amendment.

The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

8. The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

The Bill of Rights was pivotal in getting the U.S. Constitution ratified. More importantly, the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of every citizen of the United States in a way that is nearly unequaled.

US Citizenship: Process & Responsibilities

9. US Citizenship: Process & Responsibilities

This lesson will delineate the procedure of U.S. naturalization. It will also explain the responsibilities and mandatory duties of citizenship, as well as the Selective Service Act.

Political Participation in the United States: Influences & Voter Turnout

10. Political Participation in the United States: Influences & Voter Turnout

Despite an increase in the number of eligible voters, political participation in the United States seems to be on the decline. This lesson discusses influences on political participation and voter turnout.

Political Power: Political Parties, Interest Groups & Political Action Committees (PACs)

11. Political Power: Political Parties, Interest Groups & Political Action Committees (PACs)

Sociologists often analyze political power by examining the relationship between those who hold power and those who seek it. We'll discuss political power and distinguish between political parties, special interest groups, and Political Action Committees.

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