Category: American Government and Civics Series

The KTB Prep American Government and Civics Series is a comprehensive review of the Constitutional Influences, Constituional Influencers, the Constitution itself, the 5 Limits on Government, and Landmark Supreme Court Cases.

Constitutional Influencers explores Machiavelli, Descartes, Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu and Rousseau to determine how these philosophers had such a profound impact on our system of government.

Constitutional Influences looks at five documents that preceded the Constitution and highlights what was kept by our founders. These documents are Magna Carta, The Mayflower Compact, the English Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation.

The Constitution explains the preamble, the seven articles, and the 27 amendments to the Constitution including the first ten which are collectively known as the Bill of Rights.

The Five Limits on Government actually act as a test of the limited government stance on the Constitution. These limits are the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, majority rule with minority rights, and constitutionalism,

Landmark Supreme Court cases chronicle roughly 130 cases starting from Marbury v. Madison (1803) through Fisher v. Texas (2016). These cases are also distributed across the categories of killingthebreeze.com, where they fit, to give each category a legal basis.

The American Government and Civics Series can be used as the foundational basis for defining good citizenship in the United States.

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Landmark Supreme Court Case: Everson v. School Board of Township of Ewing (1947)

Everson v. School Board of Township of Ewing (1947) is the 89th landmark Supreme Court case, sixth in the Education module, featured in the KTB Prep American Government and Civics series designed to acquaint users with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system....

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Landmark Supreme Court Case: Adamson v. California (1947)

Adamson v. California (1947) is the 88th landmark Supreme Court case, tenth in the Criminal Rights module, featured in the KTB Prep American Government and Civics series designed to acquaint users with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system. The goal is greater...

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Landmark Supreme Court Case: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)

West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943) is the 85th landmark Supreme Court case, fifth in the Education module, featured in the KTB Prep American Government and Civics series designed to acquaint users with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system....

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Landmark Supreme Court Case: Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942)

Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942) is the 83rd landmark Supreme Court case, second in the Science module, featured in the KTB Prep American Government and Civics series designed to acquaint users with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system. The goal is greater familiarization...

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Landmark Supreme Court Case: Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire (1942)

Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire (1942) is the 82nd landmark Supreme Court case, eighth in the Speech, Press, and Protest module, featured in the KTB Prep American Government and Civics series designed to acquaint users with the origins, concepts, organizations, and policies of the United States government and political system. The...