The Constitution is the set of laws created by our founding fathers that each American lives by everyday. However, not many people know where it came from. It all began during the Revolutionary War between American colonies and Great Britain.
During the Revolutionary War...
The British treated us colonists so unfairly. We sent King George III a Declaration of Independence to express our grievances with the taxes and laws. This was the start of the American fight for Independence.
The founding fathers say, "We need to create a set of laws for our young nation!"
Now that the Revolutionary War is over...
The Constitution was written by the founding fathers in 1787. The Constitution was made up of the Preamble, the Articles, and the Bill of Rights.
"We the people of the U.S., in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice... and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
The preamble is a short introduction to the purpose of the Constitution.
The Executive Branch enforces the laws and makes agreements called treaties. The Legislative Branch makes the laws that we follow. The Judicial Branch explains the laws. This creates a system of checks and balances.
Executive Branch : President, Vice President, & the Cabinet
The Articles explained the Separation of Powers
Judicial Branch : Supreme Court
Legislative Branch : Senate & House of Representatives