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  • Independence Achieved! So what Let’s go to Arby’s now?
  • Warm Up What year did America finally achieve its Independence? What challenges do you think our new nation might face? What did you do this weekend?
  • Objectives Define Constitution and bill of rights Recognize the purpose of a government and a constitution Create a classroom constitution with a parter of your choosing
  • Main Idea Once independence was achieved, each state began writing a constitution to govern their own state.
  • I. Creating a Government
  • I. Creating a Government A. The states knew that governments were needed to control (govern) the people
  • I. Creating a Government A. The states knew that governments were needed to control (govern) the people B. Before they created governments, most states wrote a constitution: a document that sets out the laws, principles, organization, and processes of a government
  • I. Creating a Government A. The states knew that governments were needed to control (govern) the people B. Before they created governments, most states wrote a constitution: a document that sets out the laws, principles, organization, and processes of a government 1. Stated the rights of all citizens
  • I. Creating a Government A. The states knew that governments were needed to control (govern) the people B. Before they created governments, most states wrote a constitution: a document that sets out the laws, principles, organization, and processes of a government 1. Stated the rights of all citizens 2. limited the power of the government
  • II. Protecting Freedoms
  • II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments
  • II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments B. to protect their rights, their constitutions included a Bill of Rights: a list of freedoms the government must protect
  • II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments B. to protect their rights, their constitutions included a Bill of Rights: a list of freedoms the government must protect Ex: trial by jury
  • II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments B. to protect their rights, their constitutions included a Bill of Rights: a list of freedoms the government must protect Ex: trial by jury Ex: freedom of religion
  • II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments B. to protect their rights, their constitutions included a Bill of Rights: a list of freedoms the government must protect Ex: trial by jury Ex: freedom of religion Ex: freedom of the press
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  • Wrap Up What is a constitution? What are the two purposes of a constitution? What is a bill of rights?