Constitution Day September 17th
Play the Game <ul><li>It’s time to play a little game. </li></ul><ul><li>No two groups will play the same. </li></ul><ul><...
How did it feel to play your game? <ul><li>Were you confused? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you like the game? </li></ul><ul><li>D...
 
Writing the Constitution <ul><li>The Framers of the Constitution met from May to September of 1787.  The meeting was calle...
<ul><li>9 of the 13 states had to agree to the Constitution.  Pennsylvania was the second state to ratify (agree to) the C...
<ul><li>The Constitution is the highest law in the United States.  It explains how our government works. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The only way to change the Constitution is to make an amendment. </li></ul><ul><li>The first 10 amendments are the...
The Preamble <ul><li>Explains the purpose of our government </li></ul><ul><li>Explains who created the Constitution. </li>...
Establish Justice
Insure Domestic Tranquility
Provide a Common Defense
Promote the General Welfare
Secure the Blessing of Liberty
Did You Know…… <ul><li>The U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest of any government in the entire world. </li></ul><...
<ul><li>James Madison is named “The Father of the Constitution.” </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island was not at the Convention....
<ul><li>The oldest person to sign was Ben Franklin (81), the youngest was Jonathan Dayton (26). </li></ul><ul><li>The Unit...
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Constitution day

  1. 1. Constitution Day September 17th
  2. 2. Play the Game <ul><li>It’s time to play a little game. </li></ul><ul><li>No two groups will play the same. </li></ul><ul><li>What and how is up to you. </li></ul><ul><li>The group must choose what it will do. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the things that you find here. </li></ul><ul><li>It won’t take long; you need not fear. </li></ul><ul><li>In six short minutes you’ll share your fame </li></ul><ul><li>By telling how you played your game. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How did it feel to play your game? <ul><li>Were you confused? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you like the game? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know what to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Were you excited? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you think it felt to write the Constitution? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Writing the Constitution <ul><li>The Framers of the Constitution met from May to September of 1787. The meeting was called the Convention. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>9 of the 13 states had to agree to the Constitution. Pennsylvania was the second state to ratify (agree to) the Constitution. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>The Constitution is the highest law in the United States. It explains how our government works. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The only way to change the Constitution is to make an amendment. </li></ul><ul><li>The first 10 amendments are the Bill of Rights . </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Preamble <ul><li>Explains the purpose of our government </li></ul><ul><li>Explains who created the Constitution. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Establish Justice
  10. 11. Insure Domestic Tranquility
  11. 12. Provide a Common Defense
  12. 13. Promote the General Welfare
  13. 14. Secure the Blessing of Liberty
  14. 15. Did You Know…… <ul><li>The U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest of any government in the entire world. </li></ul><ul><li>It has 4,400 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania is misspelled above the signers’ names. </li></ul><ul><li>Jacob Shallus was paid $30 to “pen” the constitution. </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>James Madison is named “The Father of the Constitution.” </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island was not at the Convention. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson did not sign the Constitution. He was in France at the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin needed help to sign the Constitution. Tears rolled down his face as he did so. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>The oldest person to sign was Ben Franklin (81), the youngest was Jonathan Dayton (26). </li></ul><ul><li>The United States population was 4 million when the Constitution was signed. It is now 250 million. </li></ul>

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