Discipline: English and social studies

Grade Level:11

Course: Integrated English and U.S. history

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Letter to Congress
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Vocabulary
To separate an intellectual whole in order to investigate and evaluate its parts; the results of such thinking.
A form of reasoning designed to demonstrate the truth of a particular point of view. A statement offered as proof or evidence of the veracity of a point of view with the goal of persuading a reader or listener to agree.
To work together; to cooperate to achieve a goal or complete a task.
General agreement.
Relating to, about, or in agreement with a constitution; describing something that was established by or permissible according to a constitution.
Individual citizens and groups participate in making decisions relating to the government.
Facts, information, or something that provides proof to support whether a belief is true or valid.
The system by which a community is ruled; the structure that informs, shapes, and sustains the distribution and exercise of authority in a political state.
A political movement originating at a local level, led by community members, rather than originating from traditional sources of political influence, such as a political party.
The process by which a bill becomes a law in the U.S. Congress.
Material that is closest to what is being studied, usually an artifact, document, recording, or interview, that was created during the time period or within the context under investigation by a person directly involved in the event.
Giving formal approval, sanction, or confirmation.
Scholarly investigation or careful study for the purpose of presenting accurate and detailed information about a topic, person, and so on.
A scoring tool used to set performance expectations; a way in which performance is measured.
A sentence that states an argument or main point, which is developed in an essay or paper and supported with examples and evidence.
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