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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

    charge of deciding 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...

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

    convention of delegates from all the states (except Rhode Island) met in Philadelphia, PA, in May of 1787. Known as the Constitutional Convention, during this meeting it was decided that the best solution to the young country's problems was to set aside...

    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

    Learn about the United States Can you answer the following questions correctly? • What are the first three words of the Constitution? • What is an amendment? • What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? • What is one right or freedom...

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

    Independence Day. In 1781, the Articles of Confederation were ratified here as well. From May to September of 1787, the Constitutional Convention was held in Independence Hall; the Convention, or series of meetings and debates, was held to revise the...

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

    The first type of government in America was based mainly on state government. Before the signing of the Constitution, America had been made up of thirteen colonies, which had been ruled by England. Following the Revolutionary War, these colonies...

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

    The first type of government in America was based primarily on state government. Prior to the signing of the Constitution, America had been made up of thirteen colonies, which had been ruled by England. Following the Revolutionary War, these colonies,...

    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

    about the U.S. Government from the U.S. Senate includes Web sites and books for kids and young adults on congress, the Constitution, elections, how Government works, the Presidency, and more. Legislative Resources for Teachers from the Library of...

    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

    about the U.S. Government from the U.S. Senate includes Web sites and books for kids and young adults on congress, the Constitution, elections, how Government works, the Presidency, and more. Cornerstone Documents from the U.S. Government Publishing...

    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

    about the U.S. Government from the U.S. Senate includes Web sites and books for kids and young adults on congress, the Constitution, elections, how Government works, the Presidency, and more. Cornerstone Documents from the U.S. Government Publishing...

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

    left the nation too weak. They decided to develop a new 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...

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

    meeting of State delegates gathered to make decisions about how the Government would be run. The meeting was called the Constitutional Convention. Many of the people who attended the Constitutional Convention are today called the Founding Fathers. The...

    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

    a resident of the state from which one is elected. These qualifications were established in Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution. Most states have primary elections to decide which candidates will be on the November general election ballot. Some...

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

    he signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783.Although 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...

    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

    about the U.S. Government from the U.S. Senate includes Web sites and books for kids and young adults on congress, the Constitution, elections, how Government works, the Presidency, and more. Legislative Resources for Teachers from the Library of...

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

    It was an important step in abolishing or ending slavery. It paved the way for the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, in December of 1865, which ended slavery permanently in the United States. Emancipation Proclamation facts and figures:...

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

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