60 Second Citizen

60 Second Citizen
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  • Have you ever heard about the constitutional convention? Well we have! And we are here to tell you about it
  • The constitution is the law of the land and it was created at the Constitutional Convention
  • Things were not going well in the US after the Revolutionary war. The law that they had was the Articles of Confederation and it was ineffective.
  • The Articles were fixed at the...
  • CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION!
  • Applause and cheering with "Constitutional Convention"
  • The Constitutional Convention took place from 1787 to 1789. Delegates from the colonies came together to make a better government. It was written by James Madison. Think of a bunch of nerds going to Comicon to brainstorm a comic book.
  • They planted the seeds of our current government!
  • They outlined the government objectives; securing the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The three branches of government were developed as were the checks and balances to keep them in line.
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  • Many amendment are heavily debated today.
  • Even though there is a hot debate, many of the principles outlined 229 years ago are still relevant today.
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