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  • The US Constitution By: Kaitlyn Dembowski
  • The Declaration of Independence is a formal statement by Thomas Jefferson declaring freedom of the first 13 American colonies from Great Britain. There were 56 signatures on the Declaration
  • Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation
  • The Articles of Confederation reflected that colonists fear a strong central government and a desire to protect their individual power. It is also an alliance of independent states and each gave as much power to the central government while keeping the greater amount of power 
  • 3 Branches of Government Separation of Powers
  • The three branches of government are Legislative, Executive and Judicial 
  • How does one branch not become too powerful?
  • Separation of Powers makes sure one branch doesn't become too powerful. Checks and balances also helps with this
  • The constitution is a body of fundamental principles according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed
  • Constitutional Convention 1787-1789
  • I'm from Rhode Island and I don't want to be at the convention
  • Amendment 1: Freedom of religion, speech and press.  Congress shall make no law prohibiting religion, speech or press
  • The Declaration of Independence was created and signed in 1776 The Articles of Confederation was created and signed in 1777
  • Bill of Rights 1-5
  • Amendment 2: The right to bear arms. A well regulated militia being necessary to security of the state
  • Amendment 6: Rights of accused persons in criminal cases. The accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by impartial jury 
  • Legislative Branch: Consists of 2 houses of congress- The Senate and The House of Representatives Executive Branch: Consists of the president and the cabinet Judicial Branch: Consists of the supreme court
  • Bill of Rights 6-10
  • Amendment 7: Rights in civil cases.  The value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved
  • The Constitutional Convention was the convention in Philadelphia (1787) of representatives from each of the former Colonies, except Rhode Island, at which the Constitution of the United States was framed
  • We're all the other colonies and we want to be at the convention 
  • Amendment 4: Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. Searches and seizures shall not be violated
  • Bill of rights is the first 10 amendments of the constitution
  • Amendment 3: The housing of soldiers. No soldier in time of peace, shall be quartered into any house without consent
  • Amendment 5: Protection of rights of life, liberty and property. No person shall be held to answer for a capital
  • Amendment 10: Undelegated powers kept by the states and the people. Powers not delegated to the US by the Constitution, nor prohibited by the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people
  • Bill of rights is the first 10 amendments of the constitution
  • Amendment 8: Excessive bail, fines and punishments forbidden. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted
  • Amendment 9: Other rights kept by the people. The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people
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