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Constitution day power point

  1. 2. <ul><li>Signing of the United States Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>September 17, 1787 </li></ul><ul><li>The signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of the most important and influential events in American history, establishing the many rights and freedoms </li></ul><ul><li>“ We the People” enjoy today. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>About the Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>The Constitution of the United States is the cornerstone of our American government. </li></ul><ul><li>In 4,543 words, this document describes the structure or plan of the government and the rights of the American people. </li></ul><ul><li>The Constitution is known as a &quot;living document&quot; because it can be amended. Since its ratification, it has only been changed (amended) 27 times. </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Constitution embodies the fundamental laws and principles upon which the American republic is governed. </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Constitution is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>PREAMBLE </li></ul><ul><li>TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>

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