The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State house. Published on July 4 1776. The purpose is to announce and explain separation from Great Britain
Three Branches of Government
state's government is divided into branches, each with separate and independent powers and areas of responsibility so that the powers of one branch are not in conflict with the powers associated with the other branches.
The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first constitution
Bill of Rights
Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press Amendment 2 -The Right to Bear Arms Amendment 3- The Housing of Soldiers Amendment 4-Protection from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures Amendment 5 Protection of Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property Amendment 6-Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases Amendment 7 -Rights in Civil Cases Amendment 8-Excessive Bail, Fines, and Punishments Forbidden Amendment 9-Other Rights Kept by the People Amendment 10-Undelegated Powers Kept by the States and the People
The executive branch were able to veto or reject a law. The Legislative branch makes the laws. Judicial branch is the supreme court and helps interpret the United States Constitution.
Took place in May 25 to September 17, 1787 in the old Pennsylvania State House also knows as the Independence Hall