Fundamentals Principles and Historical Documents

CE.2 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of American constitutional government by a)explaining the fundamental principles of consent of the governed, limited government, rule of law, democracy, and representative government; b)explaining the significance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights; c)identifying the purposes for the Constitution of the United States as they are stated in its Preamble; d)identifying the procedures for amending the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States.


CE2 Complete Notes  (Word Document)







Fundamental Principles of Government

Fundamental Principles Matching Game










Declaration of Independence: Declaration of Independence scene from the movie: John Adams



The Preamble:





The United States Constitution




The United States Constitution



The Bill of Rights





Which Founding Father Are You? (quiz)