Geology of Alabama The geology of Alabama is marked by abundant geologic resources and a variety of geologic structures from folded mountains in the north to sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico coast. Alabama spans three continental geologic provinces as defined by the United States Geological Survey, the Atlantic Plain, Appalachian Highlands, and Interior Plains. The Geological Survey of Alabama breaks these provinces down into more specific physiographic provinces. Provinces East Gulf Coastal Plain  The broad, flat coastal plain stretches across the southern portion of the state, extending north from the Gulf coast to the fall line near Montgomery, Alabama. Appalachian Highlands Interior Plains Extreme north Alabama marks the southeast border of the Interior Plains province, characterized by flat or gently rolling terrain. Seismology Natural resources The first scientific reports of Alabama's geology were made during field studies by R. See also
The Map Room: A Weblog About Maps Virginia Memory: Shaping the Constitution: Resources from the Library of Virginia and the Library of Congress The story of Virginia is, in many ways, the story of our nation. From the country's beginnings as an English colony to the creation of the United States of America, Virginia—its land and its leaders—has been central to the nation's formation. During the Revolutionary Era, Virginians made significant contributions to winning independence from Britain, and also to defining and protecting that hard-won freedom. At the same time that Virginia's leaders advocated freedom for themselves, other individuals sought to mold the rhetoric of the Founding Era for their own purposes. "Shaping the Constitution" highlights this remarkable legacy. To begin your immersion in the story, read the introduction to our documents by eminent U.S. Subscribe to our Online Classroom RSS feed to get updates on changes to "Shaping the Constitution" and other educational offerings from the Library of Virginia.
Geology Crafts & Activites Geology Crafts & Activities A lot of the featured crafts for our geology unit are actually activities! I think that is just the nature of the that children can explore with then actually "make." God has already provided many beautiful creations that we can just stand back and marvel at His work! Label explains geological safety instructions for breaking the Label explains geological geodes. A great gift for any rock formation of geodes and gives formation of geodes and gives safety instructions for breaking the geodes. The 15 specimens in this kit are examples of common minerals that have distinct physical characteristics.
Political Geography Now Virginia Memory: Forming a More Perfect Union: Virginia and the Debate over the U.S. Constitution In the years following the American Revolution, crises faced the new nation that threatened to endanger the hard-won independence of the former British colonies. They centered on the structure and operation of the new American government. Not officially adopted until March 1, 1781, the Articles of Confederation had numerous problems, which only became more evident as time passed under this system of government. The new government had little or no support from the states, which were anxious to maintain as much individual power as possible and, as a result, the Congress was limited in its abilities to raise funds, to regulate trade, and to conduct foreign policy. Virginians played a critical role in the campaign for changes to the Articles of Confederation and were instrumental in shaping the document that replaced it, the United States Constitution. In the spring and summer of 1787, fifty-five delegates from twelve of the thirteen states met in Philadelphia. "'We, the People v.
American Geographical Society - Mission, Cause and Credo Mission The American Geographical Society (AGS) advances and promotes geography in business, government, science, and education. Our goal is to enhance the nation’s geographic literacy so as to engender sound public policy, national security, and human well-being worldwide. Cause Since 1851, AGS has been a leading advocate for geography in the United States and around the world. AGS stands for better analysis anddecision-making in business and government based on better understanding of how real world geography affects society, economics, infrastructure, and politics. AGS stands for better science and education based on explicit recognition of the spatial and temporal contexts that shape the real world and influence how it works. Credo Geography is to space what history is to timei. Geography is essential to business. Geography is essential to government. Geography is essential to science. Geography is essential in education.
Introduction to the Constitutional Convention The Call for a Grand Convention On May 15, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, issued “A Resolve” to the thirteen colonies: “Adopt such a government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the safety and happiness of their constituents in particular and America in general.” Between 1776 and 1780 each of the thirteen colonies adopted a republican form of government. These state constitutions displayed a remarkable uniformity. The primary purpose of these declarations and bills was to outline the objectives of government: to secure the right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. The Second Continental Congress also created the first continental-wide system of governance. These two directives produced two opposite and rival situations: an early operating, robust and healthy state and local politics and a late arriving, weak and divisive continental arrangement. The Rising Sun Chair
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The U.S. Constitution for Kids America is a country that bases its political system on three equally important governing bodies: the legislative branch, the executive branch and the judicial branch. This arrangement comes directly from the U.S. Constitution. Why Create a U.S. Before the U.S. Commander-in-Chief George Washington, who led the fight for independence from England, didn't think the Articles of Confederation was good enough. The federal government was interested in overseeing the dealings of the states, so in February 1787, Congress called for a meeting with chosen representatives of the thirteen states. The Constitutional Convention finally took place in May 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Creating the Constitution In total, there were more than fifty delegates in attendance at the Constitutional Convention. Instead of just revising the Articles of Confederation, they began creating a brand new document. Their solution was to create three separate branches of the government. Approving the Constitution