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  • Bill of Rights: 1789-91

    When the Constitution was ratified in 1789, people were concerned that it did not protect some basic rights. They thought that the Constitution should be changed to protect these rights. On December 15, 1791, 10 amendments were officially added to the...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/m-bill-of-rights
  • The Judicial Branch

    the meaning of laws, how to apply them to real situations, and whether a law breaks the rules of the Constitution. The Constitution is the highest law of our Nation. The U.S. Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States, is part of the judicial...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/a-judicial
  • The Constitutional Convention

    The delegates finally agreed to this "Great Compromise," which is also called the Connecticut Compromise. The Constitution also created an executive branch and a judicial branch, which set up a system of checks and balances. All three branches would...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/j-constitutional-convention
  • Bill of Rights: 1789-91

    When the Constitution was approved in 1789, some people felt that it did not protect some basic rights and that the Constitution should be changed to protect those rights. On December 15, 1791, changes were made to the Constitution. These first 10...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/bill-of-rights-1789-91
  • Learn about the United States

    amendments to the Constitution? • What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? • How many amendments does the Constitution have? If you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, you will need to take a Naturalization Test that includes civics...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/citizenship
  • Independence Hall: 1756

    to the Convention eventually drafted the United States Constitution. Within Independence Hall’s Assembly Room, the Constitution was debated, ratified, and signed on September 17, 1787; the date is now celebrated as Constitution Day. The individuals who...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/j-independence-hall
  • Federal Versus State Government

    England's rule. However, it was soon discovered that this weak form of state government could not survive and so the Constitution was drafted. The Constitution: defines the power of the Federal Government defines the relationship between the Federal...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/journeyperson-federal-versus-state-government
  • Federal Versus State Government

    England's rule. However, it was soon discovered that this weak form of state government could not survive and so the Constitution was drafted. The Constitution: defines and limits the power of the Federal Government defines the relationship between the...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/master-federal-versus-state-government
  • Learning Adventures 14 and more

    Representatives becomes a public law. Branches of Government In this Learning Adventure, we’ll examine what parts of the Constitution give the branches of the Federal Government their specific powers. Those three parts are Article I, Article II, and...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/learning-adventures-14more
  • U.S. Government Web sites for Educators

    This annotated list includes selected resources that are either published by the U.S. Government or have curricular materials to assist in teaching and learning about Federal Government legislation. American Presidency from the Smithsonian National...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/58-parents-educators-for-journeyperson-and-master/196-u-s-government-web-sites-for-educators-9-plus
  • U.S. Government Web sites for Kids

    This list includes resources that are either published by the U.S. Government or have information on topics related to Federal Government legislation and the three branches of government. To get started on your own learning adventures, check out these...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/58-parents-educators-for-journeyperson-and-master/197-u-s-government-web-sites-for-kids-9-plus
  • U.S. Government Web sites for Kids

    This list includes resources that are either published by the U.S. Government or have information on topics related to Federal Government legislation and the three branches of government. To get started on your own learning adventures, check out these...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/parent-ed-u-s-government-web-sites-for-kids
  • Federal Versus State Government

    system of government. They wrote a new document called the Constitution, to replace the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution made a stronger Federal Government. It gave power to both the Federal Government and the state governments. This system...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/apprentice-federal-versus-state-government
  • A History

    power and individual, fundamental rights. At the end of the Convention, the delegates wrote a Constitution. That same Constitution still determines how the U.S. Government works today. It is the supreme law of the land, the source of all Government...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/j-history
  • Election of the President and Vice President: Primary Election

    According to the United States Constitution, a Presidential election is to be held once every fourth year. To be able to run in an election for President one must be 35 years old, a natural born citizen of the United States, and a resident of the...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/election-of-the-president-vice-president-primary-election
  • Election of Senators

    that since the Senators represented the state, the state legislature should elect them. The 17th Amendment to the Constitution requires Senators to be elected by a direct vote of those she or he will represent. Election winners are decided by the...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/election-of-senators
  • Diplomat and Statesman

    he was the oldest delegate and his health was failing, he attended the Constitutional Convention and signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787. He became the only Founding Father to have signed all five documents that established American...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/18-about-ben/154-diplomat-and-statesman
  • Articles of Confederation: 1777-1789

    that were created as a result of the American Revolution. This need led Congress to give the task of drafting a Federal constitution to John Dickinson, a politician who was active in Pennsylvania and Delaware. This Federal constitution was called the...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/j-articles-of-confederation
  • U.S. Government Web sites for Educators

    This annotated list includes selected resources that are either published by the U.S. Government or have curricular materials to assist in teaching and learning about Federal Government legislation. American Presidency from the Smithsonian National...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/parent-ed-u-s-government-web-sites-for-educators
  • Emancipation Proclamation: 1863

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the first, or preliminary, Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, when the Nation was in the middle of the Civil War (1861-1865), and southern states seceded or left the Union. The final proclamation took...

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/emancipation-proclamation-1863

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