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CELEBRATE FREEDOM
THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
Adopted in 1781 as the first form of government
Articles provided a limited central govern...
 national government has
the power to levy taxes,
raise an army, regulate
trade, and create a
national currency
 Broke L...
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
 Are the first ten amendments to the constitution
 Ratified on December 15, 1791
 Outlines the limit...
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
1. Freedom of Religion, Press, and Petition
2. Right to bear arms
3. No quartering (housing) of troops
...
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Celebrate freedom (consitution & bill of rights)

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Celebrate freedom (consitution & bill of rights)

  1. 1. CELEBRATE FREEDOM
  2. 2. THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION Adopted in 1781 as the first form of government Articles provided a limited central government and strong state government Confederation Congress could not tax, enforce laws, no authority over citizens, could not regulate money All 13 Colonies had to agree to make changes to the Articles Result in 1787 the Constitutional Convention met to form a new government
  3. 3.  national government has the power to levy taxes, raise an army, regulate trade, and create a national currency  Broke Legislative branch into two different sections: Senate and House of Representatives  Any power not regulated by the federal government goes to the state
  4. 4. THE BILL OF RIGHTS  Are the first ten amendments to the constitution  Ratified on December 15, 1791  Outlines the limits and powers of the federal and state governments  Protects the rights of individual citizens  Inspired by other famous documents like the Magna Carta (1215) and English Bill of Rights (1689)
  5. 5. THE BILL OF RIGHTS 1. Freedom of Religion, Press, and Petition 2. Right to bear arms 3. No quartering (housing) of troops 4. No unreasonable search of seizure 5. Right not to testify against yourself at trial (I Pled the Fifth) 6. Right to a speedy trial 7. Trial by jury 8. No cruel and unusual punishment 9. No rights stated in the Constitution shall be taken away 10.Rights of the State under the Constitution

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