On July 4th, 1776 I signed the Declaration of Independence
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Separation Of Powers
I agree to sign this document.
Articles of Confederation
Independence Hall was the place where the Declaration of Independence was signed by the founding fathers.
Three Branches of Power
Baron De Montesquieu was from the time of Enlightenment thinker that came up with the idea of Separating the powers. These are still used in today's government as judicial, legislative, and executive branches.
I like a strong central government. I don't like central government I like state government.
This was one of the first documents of the 13 colonies. After the revolutionary war some sort of government had to be set up. this is where the articles of confederation came into place. This document was weak and needed to be fixed.
Bill of Rights
There are three branches to the government. The executive branch is the president. The judicial branch is the supreme court. The legislative branch is the congress and congress is divided into two parts, house of representatives and the senate. They are all looked over by the checks and balances so no branch gets to much power.
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation.
There are 10 amendments to the Bill of rights. Amendments 1: freedom of speech,religion,press,assembly,and petition. 2:right to bear arms. 3:Citizens do not have to house soldiers 4: no unreasonable search or arrest. 5:No double jeopardy. 6: rights of accused in criminal cases. 7:Trial by jury. 8:No excessive bail 9:Have rights not in Constitution. 10: Any rights not given to federal government are given to the people by the state.