We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
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ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION PT. 2
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Sir, we need a national army to defend ourselves!
IN 1787, DELEGATES FROM ALL 13 COLONIES MET IN PHILADELPHIA TO SIGN THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH WOULD CREATE A FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT BASED ON LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, BUT WOMEN AND MINORITIES STILL DIDN'T HAVE RIGHTS.
SEPARATION OF POWERS
EXECUTIVE BRANCH: Approves and carries out laws
AFTER THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN 1776 AND THE SURRENDER OF THE BRITISH IN 1781, THE NEWLY CREATED COUNTRY OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDED A GOVERNMENT. THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION WAS THEIR ANSWER.
BILL OF RIGHTS
II. Right to Bear Arms
I. Freedom of Speech, Religion, and the Press
VI. Right of the Accused
VII. Right to a Trial by Jury
HOWEVER, THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION WERE TOO WEAK, SO THEY HAD TO COME UP WITH A BETTER SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT. AND THUS, THE CONSTITUTION WAS WRITTEN.
THE CONSTITUTION TODAY
I, Ronald Reagan, was a great President and I wasn't corrupt in any way. I believed very strongly in the Constitution when it was convenient for me.
THIS NEW CONSTITUTION GAVE MORE POWER TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND DIVIDED IT UP INTO THREE BRANCHES: LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL. THIS SEPARATION OF POWERS WOULD ENSURE THAT NO ONE BRANCH HAS TOO MUCH POWER, AND PREVENT CORRUPTION. BUT THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A POINT IN HISTORY WHERE THE GOVERNMENT WASN'T CORRUPT
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH: Composed of the House and the Senate; makes laws
JUDICIAL BRANCH: Interprets laws and decides if laws are unconstitutional
THE CONSTITUTION WAS SIGNED ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1787, CREATING A NEW GOVERNMENT. AS A COMPROMISE TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO SIGN, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF 10 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, WAS WRITTEN ALSO.
III. You Are Not Required to House Soldiers
IV. Protection Against Search and Seizure Without a Warrant
V. Right Against Self-Incrimination
VIII. Protection Against Cruel and Unusual Punishment
IX. Rights Are Not Limited to Those Listed in Constitution
X. Powers Not Held by the Federal Government are Held by the States
NOW, THANKS TO OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, WE HAVE A GREAT COUNTRY WHOSE GOVERNMENT CARES DEEPLY ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF ITS CITIZENS AND IS NOT CORRUPT IN ANY WAY.