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Chapter 3 Condensed

  1. 1. Chapter 3 Foundation of Law In the United State of America
  2. 2. Declaration of Independence <ul><li>July 4, 1776 </li></ul><ul><li>13 Original Colonies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DE, NJ, PA, GA, CT, MA, MD, SC, NH, VA, NY, NC, RI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Declared Independence from England </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation of the U.S. Law System </li></ul><ul><li>Articles of Confederation signed in 1781 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Articles of Confederation <ul><li>One-house legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Term Limits set on Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Power to Declare War </li></ul><ul><li>National Defense paid by the Government </li></ul><ul><li>States asked, not required, to make payments to the Treasury </li></ul><ul><li>Major Legislation requiring 2/3 vote </li></ul><ul><li>Amendments to Articles requires unanimous vote </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Government <ul><li>Three Branches (Legislative, Executive, Judicial) </li></ul><ul><li>Checks and Balances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impeachment (Legislative) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veto (Executive) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unconstitutional (Judicial) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Democracy (Everyone Votes), Republic (Elected individuals Vote) </li></ul><ul><li>Sovereignty: States govern within their borders </li></ul>
  5. 5. ACTIVITY: <ul><li>Research the Bill of Rights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which of the Bill of Rights do you feel is most important to you? Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write a 4 Paragraph essay detailing the role and importance this “Right” plays in your life, and why you feel it is most important </li></ul></ul></ul>

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