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Constitution

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  • 1. September 17th Constitution Day Kelly Smith Walker Elementary School 2010
  • 2. Can you Identify this document? We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.
  • 3.  
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  • 5. US Constitution
    • The US Constitution is the official document
    • (a set of rules)
    • that is the basis of government
    • and
    • law in the United States.
    • It was written in 1787, and ratified in 1789.
    • Many amendments have been added.
  • 6. Let’s Read About The Constitution
  • 7. Let’s Identify the 3 Branches of the US Government
  • 8. A B C BRAINSTORMING
    • Think about what you know about the Constitution
    • Use words or phrases.
    • Determine which letter of the alphabet your information starts with.
    • Here is a model.
  • 9. Constitution ABC What do you know about the Constitution? Write a word or a phrase next to the letter it starts with.
    • A_____________________________
    • B _____________________________
    • Constitution ____________________
    • D_____________________________
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    • N ____________________________
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    • People ________________________
    • Q ____________________________
    • R_____________________________
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    • United States of America _________
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    • W____________________________
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  • 10. Constitution ABC What do you know about the Constitution? Write a word or a phrase next to the letter it starts with.
    • A_____________________________
    • B _____________________________
    • C _____________________________
    • D_____________________________
    • E _____________________________
    • F _____________________________
    • G_____________________________
    • H_____________________________
    • I______________________________
    • J______________________________
    • K _____________________________
    • L _____________________________
    • M_____________________________
    • N ____________________________
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    • P_____________________________
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    • Y_____________________________
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  • 11. The Three Branches of Government
  • 12. The Executive Branch
    • The Executive branch:
    • headed by the President of the US-Obama
    • elected term of four years
    • is the Commander in Chief
    • (the head of the US Armed Forces).
    • The President can sign or veto bills passed by Congress,
    • negotiate treaties, and appoint a cabinet.
  • 13. The Legislative Branch
    • The Legislative branch has two sections:
    • the Senate
    • the House of Representatives
    • Congressman and representatives write and pass laws.
    Senate House of Representatives
  • 14. The Judicial Branch
    • The Judicial branch:
    • consists of judges
    • preside (rule) over the court system
    • interpret the US Constitution and laws
  • 15. Time to Reflect
    • What is the Constitution?
    • When was the Constitution Written?
    • Can you name the first 10 amendments?
    • Where was the Constitution Written?
  • 16. Time to Reflect
    • What is the Constitution?
    • A set of rules
    • 2. When was the Constitution Written?
    • 1787
    • 3.Can you name the first 10 amendments?
    • The Bill of Rights
    • 4. Where was the Constitution Written?
    • Philadelphia

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