DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE• Colonies were no longer a part of GB.• Declaration of rights ▫ “all men are created equals” ▫ “they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are LIFE, LIBERTY and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”
END OF THE WAR: TREATY OF PARIS, 1785• British goverment recognized the Independence.
UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION 1787• It is the same constitution since then, with some changes (AMENDMENTS).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.
SEPARATION OF POWERS• EXECUTIVE BRANCH• LEGISLATIVE BRANCH• JUDICIAL BRANCH
EXECUTIVE: PRESIDENT OF THE US Is the Commander in chief Makes treaties with other nations - Recommends legislation to Congress. - Approves laws passed by Congress. - "Take care that the laws be faithfully executed"
LEGISLATIVE: US CONGRESSBICAMERAL:- SENATE (upper house)- HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (lower house)