Alyssa Robinson US Cnstitution Storyboard Block: 7
Separation of Powers
Articles of Confederation
Ratification- the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid.
This is Independence Hall and this is where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The man in the picture is Ben Franklin and he was one of the 56 men that signed to Declaration of Independence; this made him one of the founding fathers of the United States.
Three Branches of Government
Baron de Montesquieu came up with the idea of separating powers during the Enlightenment period. His idea was used for our own government and is still used today.
Pennsylvania State House
The Articles of Confederation was the original constitution of the U.S., it was ratified in 1781 and then replaced in 1789. The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 original states to preserve the independence and sovereignty of the states.
Bill of Rights
Bill of Rights 1. Freedom of religion, speech, and press 2. Right to bear arms 3.The housing of soldiers 4. Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures 5. Protecton of rights to life, liberty, and property 6. Rights of accused persons in criminal cases 7. Rights in Civil Cases 8. Excessive bail, fines, and punishments forbidden 9. Other rights kept by the people 10. Undelegated powers kept by the sates and the people
The Executive branch is made up of the president and about 5,000,000 workers. The Legislature branch is the senate and the house of representatives. The Judicial branch is the Supreme Court and lower courts.
The Convention was intended to create a new government rather than fixing the existing one. The convention took place at the old Pennsylvania State House, which is now known as Independence Hall. George Washington presided over the convention. The result of the convention was the creation of the Constitution of the Untied Sates, making the convention one of the most significant events in American history.
Hi! I'm George Washington!
The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.