Constitution for kids

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Constitution for kids

  1. 1. T he United States Constitution For Kids Constitution Day September 17http://www.usconstitution.net/constkidsK.html
  2. 2. The law is the set of rules that we live by. The Constitution is the highestlaw. It belongs to the United States and all Americans.
  3. 3. The Constitution says how thegovernment works. It creates the President. It creates the Congress. It creates the Supreme Court.
  4. 4. The Constitution waswritten in 1787. Yes, itis over 200 years old.
  5. 5. This is a picture of theConstitution
  6. 6. In 1787, a group of men met to write the Constitution. They did not likethe way the country was going. Theyfixed it by creating the Constitution. We call these men The Framers.
  7. 7. The Constitution gives us rights.Rights are things that all people have just because they are alive. The Bill of Rights is a part of the Constitution. It gives us rights like freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
  8. 8. The Bill of Rights is very important. It protects important ideas. It protects your right to say what you want. It gives rules for thepolice. It lets you gather with your friends to talk and protects your home. The Billof Rights keep Americans safe.
  9. 9. The Constitution sets up the government. It is split into threeparts: Congress, the President and the courts. These three parts ofgovernment work together to make our laws good and fair.
  10. 10. Today, the Constitution protects us and keeps us safe. We should begrateful to the founding fathers and celebrate each year that we have these freedoms and rights.
  11. 11. The Preamble We the people, In order to form a more perfect union, Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, Provide for the common defense, Promote the general welfare and Secure the blessings of liberty To ourselves and our posterityDo ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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