Charting Constiutional History

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  • Declaration of Independence
  • The Delcaration of Independence announced America's freedom from GB
  • John Locke's ideas will fit well with what we want from our new independent government
  • The basic structure of our new government should consist of the Constitutional Congress
  • The AOC was the first constitution of the USA
  • We do not want a monarchy like we had in GB
  • Hello states, we are here to discuss improvements to the AOC
  • Good, all the states are here except for Rhode Island
  • The Constitutional Convention took place in Philidelphia
  • I came up with a plan about a different way to run congress..
  • We should have a bicameral congress; meaning two branches in gov't
  • The Virginia Plan
  • Yes, it should be split between House of Reps and Senate
  • The senate should have equal rep, elected by people elected for the state
  • The Great Compromise
  • It makes sense for the House of Reps to be based on population !!
  • Makes laws and changes existing laws based on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  • Executes the laws
  • The three branches of gov't: Legislative, Executive and Judicial
  • Studies and interprets the laws
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