US & Iroquois Constitution Parallels
Eighth graders identify and compare the stated purposes of the Iroquois and US Constitutions, and their roles as living documents.
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Study Guide - Chapter 4: The Constitution
Nine main ideas, seven events, 15 vocabulary words, two important people, and two essay question regarding the US Constitution await your class. They'll use these tools to study up for their next US History exam. Just print it and pass...
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