Mr. Crown's United States History and Government Page

 

"But what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary...A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions."

---- Federalist No. 51

 

Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, Illinois

 

 

AP American Government and Politics

 

AP Course Overview

 

Vocabulary Test I

Vocabulary Test II

Courts, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Test

Crown's Presentation Rubric for Govt. and Law

Flashcard Exchange AP Government Vocabulary

American National Election Studies

Daryl Cagel's Political Cartoon Index

FindLaw Supreme Court Decisions

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Drudge Report Newspapers and Pundits

Voter Registration Information

Yale Law School's Complete Federalist Papers

Mr. Crown's take on Segregation in Chicago

Literary Criticism: Orwell's Burmese Days

 

Student-Prepared Political Dictionaries

Definitions from Magruder's American Government

 

Political Dictionary Chapter 1 Principles

Political Dictionary Chapter 2 Origins

Political Dictionary Chapter 3 Constitution

Political Dictionary Chapter 4 Federalism

Political Dictionary Chapter 5 Parties

Political Dictionary Chapter 6 Voter Behavior

Political Dictionary Chapter 7 Elections

Political Dictionary Chapter 8 Media and Opinion

Political Dictionary Chapter 9 Interest Groups

Political Dictionary Chapter 10 Congress

Political Dictionary Chapter 11 Congress

Political Dictionary Chapter 12 Congress

Political Dictionary Chapter 13 Presidency

Political Dictionary Chapter 14 Presidency

Political Dictionary Chapter 18 Judiciary

Political Dictionary Chapter 21 Civil Rights

 

Law in American Society

 

Law Course Overview Regulars, Honors, Double Honors

ACLU Landmark Case PowerPoint Assignment

Crown's Presentation Rubric for Govt. and Law

 

IB Extended Essay

 

What is the Extended Essay?

Final Draft Guidelines

First Outline Rubric

 

Middle East, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Arabism

 

The New Anti-Semitism: Boycotts of Israel

Sassoon Center for the Study of Antisemitism

Wikipedia Defines the New Anti-Semitism

Wikipedia Defines Islamophobia

Palestine-Israel Journal: Politics, Economy, Culture

Middle East News from the Liberal Haaretz

Middle East News from the Conservative Jerusalem Post

Middle East News from Al-Arabiya

 

Assorted Links

 

E-mail Mr. Crown

Mr. Crown's Resume

Mrs. Crown's Resume

Travel Photos from South Korea and Thailand

Lincoln Park High School 

U.S. News College Rankings

Flashcard Exchange SAT Vocabulary

For Vegetarians and Organic Farm Advocates

American Diets: Lesson Plan by Mrs. Crown

International Statistics from Nationmaster.com

Dave's ESL Cafe

The Passionate Skeptic - Thor May's Writings

Bibliomania's 2000 Classic Texts

 

 

 

United States History

 

Double Honors Course Overview

 

University of Wisconsin Chicago Style Citation and Bibliography Guide

 

Concordia University Citation and Style Guides MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian

   

Chicago Metro History Fair

The Encyclopedia of Chicago

GCSE Historical Source Evaluation Tips

 

Mr. Crown's Class Notes

Concise Outlines of Some Basic Concepts

 

Articles of Confederation Notes

Constitutional Convention Notes

Constitution Notes: Article I

Constitution Notes: Article II

Constitution Notes: Article III

Constitution Notes: Articles IV - VII

Constitution Matching

Constitution Matching II

Ratification & The Beard Thesis Notes

The Federalists Notes

The Antifederalists Notes

Colonial Religious Tolerance Notes

Shot Heard Round the World Notes

The Revolutionary War Notes

The Political Revolution Notes

The Social Revolution Notes

Federalists v. Republicans Notes

John Marshall & Federal Power Notes

From Adams to Jackson Notes

Distinct Societies Notes

Destiny, Texas, & Mexico Notes

Torn Apart Over Slavery Notes

The Civil War Notes

American Expansionism Notes

Populists and Progressives Notes

Causes of WWI Notes

Isolationism Between the Wars Notes

The New Deal Notes

Post-WWII Developments Notes

 

Lobbying Flow Chart 

Presidential Personality Notes

 

Civil Rights v. Civil Liberties

 

Middle Eastern Ideologies Notes

 

Sources for Notes

 

"I regard it as an impious and detestable maxim that in matters of government the majority of a people has the right to do everything, and nevertheless I place the origin of all powers in the will of the majority. Am I in contradiction with myself?"

---- Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America 1848

The Declaration of Independence. Painting by John Trumbull

 

 

Welcome students and parents. This site is designed to assist students in Mr. Crown's classes at Lincoln Park High School. This site is a work in progress, so hopefully I will be able to provide you with more useful links in the near future. Currently I have only a few links of interest to parents and students, class notes, and course overviews which all students must familiarize themselves with. Enjoy the site and do not hesitate to e-mail me with suggestions for my site and United States history, government, law, and politics related links.