Independence Achieved!
So what          Let’s go
                to Arby’s
  now?
Warm Up
What year did America finally achieve
its Independence?

What challenges do you think our new
nation might face?

...
Objectives
Define Constitution and bill of
rights

Recognize the purpose of a government
and a constitution

Create a clas...
Main Idea
Once independence was
achieved, each state began
writing a constitution to
govern their own state.
I. Creating a Government
I. Creating a Government
A. The states knew that governments were
needed to control (govern) the people
I. Creating a Government
A. The states knew that governments were
needed to control (govern) the people

B. Before they cr...
I. Creating a Government
A. The states knew that governments were
needed to control (govern) the people

B. Before they cr...
I. Creating a Government
A. The states knew that governments were
needed to control (govern) the people

B. Before they cr...
II. Protecting Freedoms
II. Protecting Freedoms
 A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists
 had much fear of powerful governments
II. Protecting Freedoms
 A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists
 had much fear of powerful governments

 B. to prote...
II. Protecting Freedoms
 A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists
 had much fear of powerful governments

 B. to prote...
II. Protecting Freedoms
 A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists
 had much fear of powerful governments

 B. to prote...
II. Protecting Freedoms
 A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists
 had much fear of powerful governments

 B. to prote...
Activity
Activity
Activity
Wrap Up
What is a constitution?

What are the two purposes of a
constitution?

What is a bill of rights?
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State Constitution

  1. 1. Independence Achieved! So what Let’s go to Arby’s now?
  2. 2. Warm Up What year did America finally achieve its Independence? What challenges do you think our new nation might face? What did you do this weekend?
  3. 3. Objectives Define Constitution and bill of rights Recognize the purpose of a government and a constitution Create a classroom constitution with a parter of your choosing
  4. 4. Main Idea Once independence was achieved, each state began writing a constitution to govern their own state.
  5. 5. I. Creating a Government
  6. 6. I. Creating a Government A. The states knew that governments were needed to control (govern) the people
  7. 7. I. Creating a Government A. The states knew that governments were needed to control (govern) the people B. Before they created governments, most states wrote a constitution: a document that sets out the laws, principles, organization, and processes of a government
  8. 8. I. Creating a Government A. The states knew that governments were needed to control (govern) the people B. Before they created governments, most states wrote a constitution: a document that sets out the laws, principles, organization, and processes of a government 1. Stated the rights of all citizens
  9. 9. I. Creating a Government A. The states knew that governments were needed to control (govern) the people B. Before they created governments, most states wrote a constitution: a document that sets out the laws, principles, organization, and processes of a government 1. Stated the rights of all citizens 2. limited the power of the government
  10. 10. II. Protecting Freedoms
  11. 11. II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments
  12. 12. II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments B. to protect their rights, their constitutions included a Bill of Rights: a list of freedoms the government must protect
  13. 13. II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments B. to protect their rights, their constitutions included a Bill of Rights: a list of freedoms the government must protect Ex: trial by jury
  14. 14. II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments B. to protect their rights, their constitutions included a Bill of Rights: a list of freedoms the government must protect Ex: trial by jury Ex: freedom of religion
  15. 15. II. Protecting Freedoms A. In light of the Revolution, the colonists had much fear of powerful governments B. to protect their rights, their constitutions included a Bill of Rights: a list of freedoms the government must protect Ex: trial by jury Ex: freedom of religion Ex: freedom of the press
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  18. 18. Activity
  19. 19. Wrap Up What is a constitution? What are the two purposes of a constitution? What is a bill of rights?

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