Presentation on theme: "The Constitution was written in 1787 by 55 men we call the Framers of the Constitution. These men included George Washington and Ben Franklin."— Presentation transcript:
The Constitution was written in 1787 by 55 men we call the Framers of the Constitution. These men included George Washington and Ben Franklin.
This is the Preamble (or introduction) of the Constitution.
This is the actual Constitution of the United States.
What is the Constitution? The Constitution says how the government works. It creates the President. It creates the Congress. It creates the Supreme Court.
U.S. Constitution Balance of Power BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT LegislativeExecutive Judicial Federal State Local DIVISIONS OF POWERS Senate House of Representatives President Vice President Cabinet Supreme Court Federal Courts State Courts CHECKS AND BALANCES LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT
Separation of Powers
The The Judicial Branch
The Federal Capital Building House of Representatives The Senate Legislative Branch
Chief Executive Chief Executive Chief of State Chief of State Chief Diplomat Chief Diplomat Commander-in- Chief of the Military Commander-in- Chief of the Military Legislative leader Legislative leader Executive Branch The White House
Establish foreign policy Create & maintain armed forces Coin money Declare War Admit new states Create federal courts Establish postal offices The Federal System The Federal System
Establish & maintain schools Establish local governments Make laws about marriage & divorce Conduct elections Provide for public safety The Federal System The Federal System
Raise taxes Charter banks Borrow money Administer criminal justice Provide for public welfare The Federal System The Federal System
The law is the set of rules that we live by. The Constitution is the highest law. It belongs to the United States. It belongs to all Americans.
The Constitution, which is over 200 years old, can be seen in Washington, D.C.