Thank you for coming back for another day of On This Day in American History! Today we get to look at another facet of the U.S. Constitution.
On this day in American History, February 10, 1967, the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution went into effect.
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February 10 – The 25th Amendment Goes into Effect
On February 10, 1967, the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution went into effect. This amendment dealt with who succeeds the president should he become incapacitated and unable to serve or resigns from office.
1.) Read the 25th amendment in its entirety. Summarize the amendment in your own words. You can write your summary in your notebook using bullet points or in a written paragraph.
2.) Should the President determine that he is unable to serve in office, who should he notify? What method should the President use to notify these positions? (See Section 3 for help.)
3.) In your Notebook of Knowledge, write the current President and Vice-President of the United States.
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Each day, I share an interesting event that occurred in our nation’s past. You will learn about famous Americans, interesting inventions and their patents, American art and music, and more.
You will also find suggested activities – labeled “To do” – if you would like to research this during your homeschool’s group time in the morning, or you can assign the activities for your children to work on independently.
If you think you will do more than one day of On This Day in American History, I would encourage you to have your child keep what I call a Notebook of Knowledge. A spiral notebook or sheets of paper stapled together is more than adequate!
Have your child write the day’s event and the date at the top of his paper. If there are writing activities, have him use his best composition, grammar, and penmanship as he completes the answers. After just a few weeks or even a month, he will have an excellent resource to read through!
If you would like to use this resource throughout the month, you might be interested in purchasing the full February Calendar. It contains:
- Access to the webpage with all of the February events listed, including all suggested activities for each daily event.
- A .pdf of the February Calendar, listed in chronological order with all suggested activities
- All necessary downloads to complete the assigned activities. These same downloads are linked on the webpage, however, they are also included here for easy access.
- The answers to any questions asked in the daily activities.
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