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Systems of Governance


Identify the purposes and structures of various systems of governance (i.e., Federalism, Confederation, Republic, Democracy, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial). 8.4.2

Links verified 5/24/2011

  1. Federalism - a text-only introduction to the concept
  2. History of Supreme Court - tracks the court from February 2, 1790, when the Supreme Court was unveiled with six justices sharing the bench
  3. Judicial Branch - Thinkquest activity with information about the court system
  4. Legislative Branch - explanation from the official White House web site
  5. Redefining Federalism - timeline showing how federalism has changed over time

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