Unit 1 Project - Part 2

Unit 1 Project - Part 2

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  • United States Constitution
  • The United States Constitution was signed in 1787. It was presented to George Washington at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is the document that establishes all of America's laws and the rights of it's citizens. The United States Constitution is made up of seven articles and twenty seven amendments. The first ten amendments of the Constitution are better known as the Bill of Rights.
  • McKenna Hickey
  • The first three articles of the United States Constitution are based on the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches of government. Article one explains that the Legislative Branch will make up all of the laws, and the two houses of Congress are the House of Representatives and the Senate. Article two explains that the President, Vice President, Departments and Cabinet will carry out all of the laws approved by the Congress. Article three explains that the Supreme Court will make decisions regarding court cases according to our laws.
  • The Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches
  • States' Powers
  • Article four of the United States Constitution allows states to have some freedom. This article gives states the permission to create and carry our their own laws. State laws must follow the laws of the other states and be made with the goal of creating a better region. It also informs the states of their responsibilities and duties. The federal government also states their responsibilities and duties to the states.
  • Amendments
  • In the United States Constitution, there are twenty seven amendments. The first ten amendments of the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. The fifth article explains that the Constitution may change and new amendments may be added in the future if they receive enough votes from the states and each house in the Congress.
  • Federal Powers
  • The sixth article explains that any laws that a state or region may want to make, they must agree with and oblige by the United States Constitution. The federal laws made by the Congress have a higher authority over the state, local and regional laws. This article also made sure any debt the country was involved in before the Constitution still exist.
  • Ratification
  • The seventh and final article of the United States Constitution explains ratification. On September 17, 1787, George Washington was presented with the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention. Even though George Washington had to be persuaded to attend this event, he voted in favor of the Constitution in the end. Washington's opinion on the subject influenced a lot of other voters and twelve out of the thirteen original states signed the Constitution.
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