U.S. Consititution

U.S. Consititution

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  • U.S. Constitution By Natalie Haberek
  • Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson and signed on August 2 1776 summarized the 13 American colonies motivations for independence
  • Separation of Powers
  • Legislative
  • Executive
  • Judiciary
  • Articles of Confederation
  • This constitution created a weak national government due to the fact there was no national currency and Congress could not tax the people directly
  • Articles of Confederation
  • It was written in response to Great Britain overtaxing the colonists, the founding father decided to send a declaration to King George declaring America would be free
  • Constitutional Convention
  • The Separation of powers is a model for The Three Branches of Government. These include Executive (The President), Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives), and Judicial (Supreme Court).
  • Bill of Rights
  • 1. Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press 
  • 2.  The Right to Bear Arms
  • Bill of Rights
  • 6. Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases
  • 7. Rights in Civil Cases
  • Federalist: a person who advocates or supports a system of government in which several states untie under a central authority
  • Among 13 states, it was an alliance of independent states and each states gave as mush power to the central while keeping the greater amount of power
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  • Anti-Federalist: a movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government
  • Took place in Philadelphia May 25 to September 17 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confedration
  • The Signing of the Declaration of Independence
  • 5. Protection of Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
  • 4. Protection from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
  • Federalists made this concession to the Constitution which helped gain Anti-Frederalist Support
  • 3. The Housing of Soldiers
  •  10. Undelegated Powers Kept by the States and the People
  • 9. Other Rights Kept by the People
  • 8. Excessive Bail, Fines, and Punishments Forbidden
  • Ratification: the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid
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