Intro to Constitution

March 29, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Political Science, Government
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The United States Constitution New Vocabulary Constitution Constitutional government Preamble Framers Amendment Legislative branch Executive branch Judicial branch The Constitution •

What is a Constitution?



A set of rules and laws that tell how a government is organized and run.

Constitution Government •

What is a constitutional government?



A government in which the powers of the ruler or rulers are limited by a constitution. The ruler must obey the constitution.



Does the United States have a constitutional government?

The United States Constitution •

The Constitution is broken up into three different parts. Does anyone know what these parts are?

 Preamble  Articles  Amendments Preamble •

What is the purpose of the Preamble? What is it suppose to do?



The Preamble is an introduction to the Constitution. It states that the people establish the government and lists the purposes of the government.

Articles •

What is the purpose of the articles? What are they suppose to do?



Articles are basically rules and regulations created to help in the organization of the government.

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Does anyone have any idea how many articles are in the US Constitution?



There are 7!

Articles •

Article I – The Legislative Branch



Article II – The Executive Branch



Article III – The Judicial Branch



Article IV – Relations Among the States



Article V – Amendment Procedures



Article VI – Supremacy of the Constitution and Federal Laws



Article VII – Ratification

Amendment •

What is an amendment? What is the purpose of an amendment?



An amendment is a change in or addition to a document. •

Does anyone know how many Amendments to the Constitution there are?



27!



Do you know what the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution are called???



The Bill of Rights!!!!

Signers of the Constitution •

How many men signed the US Constitution?



38 men.

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