US Constitution

US Constitution

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  • The U.S Constitution was established and signed in 17, 1787, by the delegates to the Constitution Convention in Philadelphia and it was presided over by George Washington.
  • Under the Articles of Confederation, the national government was weak and states operated like independent countries.
  • At the 1787 convention, delegates devised a plan for a stronger federal government with three branches–executive, legislative and judicial–along with a system of checks and balances
  • In 1791 The Bill of Rights were issued and were 10 amendments guaranteeing basic individual protections such as freedom of speech and religion.
  • In the more than 200 years since the Constitution was created, America has stretched across the entire continent and has a population and economy that has expanded more than the document’s framers likely ever could have envisioned
  • To date, there have been 27 amendments. "The U.S. Constitution." A&E Television Networks. Web. 10 Feb. 2016. "U.S. Constitution." LII / Legal Information Institute. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.
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