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

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.