US History

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  • Article 1: The Legislative Branch
  • The legislative branch makes the laws! It is also made up of the two houses of congress which are the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • Yes, that is why we are in prison because we broke the laws that the legislative branch created!!
  • Article 2: The Executive Branch
  • I am Barack Obama. I am the president of the United States. This is my wife Michelle. In the Executive branch I have the most power. I am the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
  • Eat Healthy!
  • Article 3: The Judicial Branch
  • The Judicial Branch interprets the constitution, establishes the Supreme Court, and gives congress authority to set up inferior federal courts!
  • We find the defendant not guilty your honor!
  • In this cell, these two men are talking about the legislative branch and what it does. They are in prison because they robbed a bank.
  • Article 4: Full Faith and Credit
  • Tell me about what you learned in school today!
  • I learned about Full Faith and Credit today. This means that states for the most part have to accept the legal documents and actions from other states.
  • In this cell, Barack Obama, who is the President of the United States, is telling us about the executive branch and how the president has the power in the Executive branch.
  • Article 5: Amending the Constitution
  • Freedom of religion and freedom to petition the government are the most important to me!
  • We need to discuss the amendments.
  • In this cell the man on trial is telling us about the judicial branch and how it interprets the laws. The Supreme court and lower federal courts make up the federal judiciary, or the federal court system.
  • Article 6: Federalism
  • Your mom tells me you're struggling in history, so I will tell you something that will help you out in school. Federalism is the division of power between the federal and state governments.
  • In this cell a father is asking his daughter about what she did in school that day. She responds by telling her what she knows about Full Faith & Credit. An example of this would be allowing a child born in another state to attend their public schools.
  • In this cell, these people are in a meeting voting for what they want the amendments to be. When ratifying the constitution in 1788, five states wrote a list of amendments they wanted to add to the document.
  • I vote that we have freedom of speech and freedom of press!
  • In this cell a grandfather is helping his grandson in history by telling him about federalism. It is a system in government where the same territory is controlled by two levels of government.
  • Thanks grandpa!
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