The Consitution

The Consitution
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  • There were many events that led to the formation of our Consitution
  • The Colonists no longer wanted to be ruled by the British so they drafted the Stamp Act Congress. This way a protest against the British Parliament and their Stamp Act. It was the first gathering of the colonies elected representatives.
  • On July 4, 1776 , the colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, but was lacking unity laws. Their first attempt at the constitution was in 1777 when they created the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation made the federal government weak and therefore was criticized by the citizens within the colonies.
  • In 1787, the Framers decided to get together start drafting a new constitution that would separate  laws between the state and federal governments.
  • The U.S Constitution took place on March 4, 1789. It included three branches of government and checks and balances to prevent one branch from getting too much power.
  • The Bill of Rights was also added to the Constitution. It includes 10 amendments that protect the basic rights of American citizens.
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