Declaration of Independence summarizes the movements that the states make to be independent
Three Branches of Government
The judicial branch includes criminal and civil courts and helps interpret the United States Constitution.
The legislative branch is made up of two houses, they make the laws.
The executive branch implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress
Articles of Confederation
"The articles of confederation are failing!!!"
"The army isn't as strong as it used to be"
"Maybe because the states have too much power...."
Bill of Rights
1. prevents Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, 2. protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms 3. Quartering of Soldiers 4. people to be secure in their persons, houses etc. 5. No person shall be held to answer for a capital 6. the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial 7. guarantees a jury trial for civil cases in the federal courts 8. Excessive bail shall not be required 9. shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people 10. any power that is not given to the federal government is given to the people or the states.
Separation of Powers
Since the Articles of Confederation failed, George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin created the constitutional convention.
The articles of confederation failed for the new nation. My pla will create a national government
The branches got seperated and Each of the branches of the U.S. government is assigned its own tasks and responsibilities