The US Constitution – Breaking Down the Articles – Civics

Monday, July 10, 2017

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The video is a quick overview of the sections or Articles of the US Constitution. Students will learn about Article I and it’s establishing the powers and structure of the US Legislative Branch known as Congress. Article II establishes and outlines the Executive Branch headed up by the President of the United States. Article III established the Judicial Branch headed by the US Supreme Court. Article IV discusses the relationship between the Federal Government and state governments known as federalism. Article V establishes how to create amendments to the Constitution. Article VI is known as the “Supremacy Clause” which establishes that federal law is more powerful than state law. Article VII outlines the way the US Constitution was ratified.

Mr. Raymond’s Civics E.O.C. Academy was designed for students taking the Florida Civics End-of-Course (EOC) Exam. However, as many states are implementing Civics Exams, these videos will work for all students of Civics, US Government, and US History. Currently students have to pass a civics state exam in order to graduate in Idaho, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, North Dakota, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. These videos look at all of the civics benchmarks that will be tested on most state civics exams.

As a civics teacher I have often looked for civics YouTube video clips to show my students. I hope these videos will serve as a supplement to lessons for civics teachers, US history teachers, US government teachers and their students. While they might be a little basic for AP Government students, they could serve as a refresher of basic concepts and content. I have also thought that these videos could help those who are going to take the naturalization test to become US Citizens. I have also been reached by parents whose children are taking Florida Virtual School’s (FLVS) Civics class.

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  1. Gisselle Mendez says:

    This helped me a lot!?sinse I have mi Civics SOL on Tuesday!

  2. cutie pie says:

    can you write all this in word so i can understand

  3. S. Teamer says:

    This has help me with my work. You are the best. Keep up the good work!

  4. robert porter says:

    mr.raymond your bitch ass yo are soft as fuck, fuck your class

  5. bighands69 says:

    There is no such thing as a representative democracy. It is an oxymoron.

  6. Touwa Erio says:

    You are awesome! This helped me out a lot for my midterm civics exam! Thank you so much!

  7. Herv3 says:

    don't watch the state of the union on TV. watch it on YouTube with no clapping, hopefully.

  8. Mason Nunley says:

    "Her, hopefully soon." Really? good grief… MAGA

  9. Mykaylah Thomas says:

    life saver mrs.ruiz

  10. c001pers0n says:

    Hey, that's just what I needed

  11. Paloma Lola says:

    thanks profesor

  12. Dario Casarano says:

    Great video! Political science final tomorrow

  13. Bearz__ says:

    test tomorrow lets hope i ace it, thanks :>

  14. Typo Lady says:

    constitution of 1789?

  15. Mac Guzman says:

    fIrSt!!!!! btw, very helpful!

  16. Abigaile Rey says:

    Make the intro shorter

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