Grade 1 - Let's Learn About Our Government
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Video Storyline: As a new country, the United States had to create its own set of new rules. We look at some of the important laws and symbols of the country, and what it means to be a citizen.
Video length: 7:45 minutes.
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Let’s Learn About The Government
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Topics Covered In This Video
Conflict with England
Declaration of Independence
Setting up the new country
Creating the Constitution
What is a law?
What is a citizen?
Citizenship & voting