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The Branches

Screen Shot 2013-11-07 at 11.41.18 AMThis app serves as a companion to United States government and history texts and other resources that may be used in the classroom.  As its name suggests, it’s organized by the three branches of our government – legislative, executive, and judicial.  The main/home screen lists which article established each branch and gives basic information about it.  But after selecting a branch, even more information is available.  A search tool also appears on the main/home screen.

Legislative

  • About This Branch
  • Functions
  • Who are speakers?
  • What are acts?
  • Timeline

Executive

  • About This Branch
  • Functions
  • Who are presidents?
  • What are documents?
  • Timeline

Judicial

  • About This Branch
  • Functions
  • Who are justices?
  • What are cases?
  • Timeline
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U. S. Presidents!

Screen Shot 2013-06-20 at 9.52.56 PMThis simple (but free) app provides very basic information about all U. S. presidents.  It’s good as a quick reference, but certainly wouldn’t do much good if students had to conduct research for a major project.  Students can view the presidents in an ordered list or choose a president at random.

Here’s the information for President Barack Obama.

  • Term: 2009 – Present
  • Party: Democratic
  • Born: August 4, 1964
  • Currently living
  • Born in: Hawaii
  • Religion: Christian
  • Inaugurated at age: 47
  • First African-American President
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