Presentation on theme: "The United States Constitution The framework of the United States government ES: Organize information & data."— Presentation transcript:
The United States Constitution The framework of the United States government ES: Organize information & data
Outlined Preamble – introduction [preview] p. 102 Article I – Legislative Branch p. 102 Section 1 – Congress Section 2 – House of Representatives Clause 2 – Qualifications Section 3 – Senate p. 103 Clause 3 – Qualifications Section 8 – Powers of Congress p. 105-106 Clause 18 – Elastic Clause Section 9 – Powers Denied Congress p. 106-107 Section 10 – Powers Denied States p. 107
Article II – Executive Branch p. 107 Section 1 – The President p. 107 Clause 5 – Qualifications p. 108 Section 2 – Powers of the President p. 109 Article III – Judicial Branch p. 110 Section 1 – Supreme Court Section 2 – Powers of the Courts
Article IV – The States p. 111 relations to federal government and each other Article V – Amendment Process p. 112 Article VI – National Supremacy p. 112 Article VII – Ratification p. 113 Signatures
Amendments Bill of Rights: #1-10 p. 114-115 First 100 Years: #11-15 p.115-118 Early 20 th Century: #16-21 p. 118-121 1950-Present: #22-27 p. 121-124
The Preamble An Introduction to the United States Constitution and its goals
The Preamble We the People of the United States, 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 Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
We the People of the United States reflection of social contract conscious decision
Activity: Comparing Drafts Read the two drafts of the preamble Compare the wording Answer the questions: What is the difference between the two? What is the significance of changing the wording? How are the GOALS of the Constitution different in each version? How does this reflect the thinking of the Founders during the Const. Convention?
in Order to form a more perfect Union strong central government address weaknesses of Articles of Confederation
establish Justice standardize courts create a national court system
insure domestic Tranquility peace throughout the states
provide for the common defense defense from external enemies
promote the general Welfare insure quality of living for all
secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity freedom now and in the future