Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Nine: Legislative Branch

by Oletta Branstiter   Place highlights of this information in one-third of the roof area of your graphic structure. In Article I, the framers of our Constitution described the powers and limitations to the powers of the Legislative Branch of our Republic. It contains ten sections.  Section 1 creates and grants power to a bicameral legislature – a House of Representatives and a Senate. Section 2 establishes specific rules for the House of Representatives, elected for two-year terms by the citizens of state districts. This section also includes the 3/5th…

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We the Future Depends on Reconstituting America

by Oletta Branstiter I don’t always win contests, but when I do, I like to brag about it. Especially this one. Because it’s not really about me. It’s about the future of our Republic. In October of 2016, I received an email push from Constituting America, promoting their organization’s We the Future Contest. I had just finished polishing up my Our Nation’s Foundations lessons that I present every other year in the public intermediate school where I serve as Library Specialist, so the pdf was freshly updated and saved. Considering the work…

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