US History: Drafting and Details of the US Constitution

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US History: Drafting and Details of the US Constitution

  1. 1. Drafting the Constitution<br />
  2. 2. Articles of Confederation<br />Weaknesses of the Articles<br />
  3. 3. A Convention is Called<br />Shays’ Rebellion<br />Constitutional Convention <br />About Slavery<br />
  4. 4. The Constitution of the United States of America<br />
  5. 5. Powers of the Three Branches<br />Legislative Branch<br />(Congress)<br />Executive Branch (President)<br />Interprets Laws<br /><ul><li>Can declare laws unconstitutional
  6. 6. Can declare executive actions unconstitutional</li></ul>Passes Laws<br /><ul><li>Can override a President’s veto
  7. 7. Approves treaties and presidential appointments
  8. 8. Can impeach and remove other high officials
  9. 9. Creates lower federal courts
  10. 10. Appropriates money
  11. 11. Prints and coins money
  12. 12. Raises and supports the armed forces
  13. 13. Can declare war
  14. 14. Regulates foreign and interstate trade</li></ul>Carries Out Laws<br /><ul><li>Proposes laws
  15. 15. Can veto laws
  16. 16. Negotiates foreign treaties
  17. 17. Serves as command in chief of the armed forces
  18. 18. Appoints federal judges, ambassadors, and other high officials,
  19. 19. Can grant pardons to federal offenders</li></ul>Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)<br />
  20. 20. System of Checked Powers<br />
  21. 21. Shared Powers<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23. How to Become the President<br />John McCain was chosen at the 2008 Republican Party Convention to run for President, while Barak Obama was chosen at the Democratic Party Convention<br />These men and women ran in the 2008 primary election<br />Barak Obama was chosen by the Electoral College to be our President<br />

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