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FEDERAL

http://www.firstgov.gov
"FirstGov - the first-ever government web site to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources."


https://www.govinfo.gov/ 
GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.

 

http://studentaid.ed.gov/redirects/federal-student-aid-ed-gov
Gateway to the U.S. government for students.


http://congress.gov

Presented by the Library of Congress using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Government Printing Office., Congress.gov makes federal legislative information freely available to the Internet public.
 
http://www.census.gov/
The Census of Governments identifies the scope and nature of the nation's state and local government sector.
 
www.govtrack.us/congress/members/PA
Find Your U.S. Senators and Representatives.
 
https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ 
"The American Presidency Project (americanpresidency.org), was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John T. Woolley & Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Our archives contain 115,016 documents related to the study of the Presidency."
 

STATE AND LOCAL

http://www.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pa_gov/2966
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Home Page.


www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/index.cfm
Find Your State Legislators.

http://www.montcopa.org
Montgomery County Government Home Page.


http://www.buckscounty.org/
Bucks County Government Home Page.


http://www.chesco.org/chesco/site/default.asp
Chester County Government Home Page.


http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/category/content-type/content-type/book-states
"Book of States. This is your source for state, commonwealth, and territory comparative data. Statistical tables can be downloaded as PDFs or as a spreadsheet, allowing users to customize data. Can elected officials serve consecutive terms? Which states legalized capital punishment? How much are states spending on education? How do voter registration practices compare? There are also fun facts such as each state’s official bird, flower, and motto."


MUNICIPAL CODES

http://elibrary.pacounties.org/Pages/default.aspx

The eLibrary is an electronic database and clearinghouse of planning and land use documents for Pennsylvania counties, cities, boroughs, and townships. The documents include:

  • Comprehensive plans
  • Zoning ordinances
  • Subdivision and land development ordinances


http://www.generalcode.com/ecode360/PA
Pennsylvania eCode360 Library
 
Frequently Cited Municipal Laws of Pennsylvania
 
Pennsylvania's Local Governments' Websites

GUIDES

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/govinfo/
U C Berkeley. American Government and Public Policy Internet Resources.


CENSUS

http://www.census.gov
"U.S. Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States."


http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
U.S. Census Bureau publishes American FactFinder, a source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.

http://www.health.state.pa.us/hpa/stats/
Pennsylvania Department of Health-Health Statistics.


https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
"The World Factbook is produced by CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. The Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities."


https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045217 
U.S. Census Bureau publishes USA QuickFacts, frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state and county level. This link is for Pennsylvania.


CONSTITUTION DAY

Each educational institution in the United States that receives federal funding must observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day each year on September 17 (or the week before or after when the September 17 falls on a weekend).


http://www.aascu.org/programs/adp/constitutionday/

The following are links to some resources that may be useful to you as you plan your Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Please check the ADP Blog for descriptions of what AASCU's American Democracy Project campuses have done to honor this day.


https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/Programs/constitution_day/
“Sure-fire presentations, each one hour or less, that lawyers, teachers, and other professionals might take into classrooms or community meetings to lead discussions around the Constitution.”
Lessons include:
“Conversation Starters, short, easily read text or images that are meant to be thought-provoking (“The Right to Bear Arms”; “The Preamble”; “War Powers; Separation of Powers”; “The Advice and Consent of the Senate”; “An Establishment of Religion”; and “Unreasonable Searches and Seizures”). They have been selected to illuminate issues, raise or explore areas of conflict, highlight ideas associated with each Conversation topic, and to foster conversation and ongoing dialogue. Accompanying each starter is a set of focus questions designed to open discussion about the topic and related issues.”
“Introduction to Laws, Rules, and Government”; “Separation of Powers”; “Constitutional Rights”; “Representation, Voting, and Elections.” 

http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/
Award-winning videos, games, and lesseon plans for Constitution curriculum.
                
http://constitutioncenter.org/learn/educational-resources/
 Free, interactive webcas.
“Meet your Constitution Day education requirement by turning to the National Constitution Center! Tune in to our Constitution Hall Pass—viewed by over a million students on Constitution Day last year!
This FREE, fun and fascinating webcast allows teachers and students to learn more about this historic day while chatting live with the National Constitution Center’s education staff. All you need is an internet connection to participate!"
  
http://www.constitutionproject.org/publications-resources/digital-media/
Constitution Project’s video archive

https://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/constitutionday.html
"To assist in planning Constitution Day programs, we are pleased to provide links to Web sites that contain materials that can be publicly accessed for general use or for use as teaching materials in the classroom."
                 
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson347.shtml
Resources and lesson plans for Constitution Day
           
       
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/constitutionday.html 
“The Department of Education maintains a Web site for finding teaching resources across the Federal government.”
           
       
http://www.freedomsfoundation.org/
Freedoms Foundation offers lessons, activities, and short videos on the First Amendment.

www.justicelearning.org/constitutionday/
"To help schools comply with the federal requirement to offer an educational program on Constitution Day, the Annenberg Classroom, in cooperation with a prestigious group of educators and media organizations will offer a variety of educational resources for use in high schools, colleges and universities and by federal agencies on Constitution Day."

http://loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/constitution-day.php
The Library of Congresss provides links to a variety of resources for Constitution Day.
           
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/collegespecial2/coll-constitutionday-print.html
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/collegespecial2/coll-constitutionday-resources.html
“The New York Times Learning Network and the American Democracy Project asked colleges and universities across America how they planned to observe the holiday. This guide is a compilation of their planning suggestions and programming ideas, as well as resources for a meaningful and successful Constitution Day.”
           
       
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/c/constitutions/index.html?match=exact&query=United+States+Constitution&submit.x=21&submit.y=6
Archive of articles about the Constitution.  


Short interactive quizzes:

http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/constitution-day-resources/naturalization-test
Different sets of questions for each attempt – good class activity – How many students can pass it?
 
http://constitutioncenter.org/learn/educational-resources/games/which-founder-are-you 
Interactive quiz aligns answers with one of the signers of the Constitution
 
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/lin_quz.htm
Constitution Jeopardy 
 
http://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/
Interactive quizzes and activities:
Life Without the Bill of Rights
Constitution Duel (15 questions – randomized)
Representative Government Video (7 minutes)
 
http://www.constitutionday.cc/
http://www.constitutionfacts.com/?page=quiz.cfm
Constitution quiz
 

ELECTIONS

http://votesmart.org/
Project Vote Smart: Project Vote Smart is a national library of factual information on over 13,000 elected offices and candidates for public office - President, Governors, Congress and State Legislatures. We cover them in five basic areas: backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and the performance evaluations made on them by over 100 conservative to liberal special interests. Register to vote online.


votesmart.org/voteeasy/
2012election.procon.org/view.resource.php
http://secure.isidewith.com/political-quiz
abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/fullpage/match-matic-presidential-candidate-2012-match-15177995
Your answers to a series of questions match you to the candidate/party to which you are most aligned.


http://www.americanselect.org/
“The first-ever open presidential nominating process. No special interests. No agendas. No partisanship. What if there were a better way to choose our president? Americans Elect is harnessing the power of the Internet to ask every single voter one simple question: who would you nominate in 2012? You choose the issues. You choose the candidates. You nominate the ticket. And the winner will be on the 2012 ballot in every state.”


https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page

"Ballotpedia is the online encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Our goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. We are firmly committed to neutrality; here's why. Ballotpedia's articles are 100 percent written by our professional staff and a small group of guest editors. All content written by our guest editors is reviewed and fact-checked by our staff."


https://www.nass.org/can-i-vote 

"Created and maintained by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), Can I Vote helps people find information about U.S. elections in all 50 states, such as registration deadlines and guidelines regarding absentee voting. Visitors can easily find their designated polling locations and advice on what to bring with them when they vote."

 

http://www.followthemoney.org/

The nonpartisan, nonprofit National Institute on Money in State Politics promotes an accountable democracy by compiling comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide and making it freely available.


https://www.opensecrets.org/

"Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Our vision is for Americans, empowered by access to clear and unbiased information about money’s role in politics and policy, to use that knowledge to strengthen our democracy. Our mission is to produce and disseminate peerless data and analysis on money in politics to inform and engage Americans, champion transparency, and expose disproportionate or undue influence on public policy."


http://politicaladarchive.org/

"The Political TV Ad Archive collects political ads in the 2016 election. In addition to tracking airings across key primary states, the collection includes ads that may air elsewhere or exclusively on social media."


http://politwoops.sunlightfoundation.com/

"Politwoops displays tweets that have been published and since deleted by local and national U.S. politicians and presidential candidates. A product of the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation, Politwoops follows ­members of the House and Senate from both political parties."


http://www.eac.gov/default.aspx

"U.S. Election Assistance Commission. With helpful products for voters such as election calendars and voter registration forms, the Election Assistance Commission also features access to surveys and studies about U.S. elections along with the National Voter Registration Act. The U.S. Census Bureau (census.gov) compiled a related report: The Diversifying Electorate—Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012, available on the Census website."


PUBLIC RECORDS

https://www.federalregister.gov/

"The Office of the Federal Register informs citizens of their rights and obligations, documents the actions of Federal agencies, and provides a forum for public participation in the democratic process. Our publications provide access to a wide range of Federal benefits and opportunities for funding and contain comprehensive information about the various activities of the United States Government. In addition, we administer the Electoral College for Presidential elections and the Constitutional amendment process."

 

https://www.govtrack.us/

Launched in 2004, GovTrack helps everyone learn about and track the activities of the United States Congress. This is a project of Civic Impulse, LLC. GovTrack.us is not a government website.


https://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/ 

"OnlineSearches.com is your gateway to public records. Use our free Public Records Directory to quickly find the public record sources you need. We provide thousands of links to free public record searches in every state and county in the United States. Use of our site directory is absolutely free, although some state or county agencies, as well as our advertisers, may charge fees for accessing public records. All links indicate whether online public records searches are available for free, as paid services, or not available online. We also attempt to provide contact information for each related agency."



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