6 In 1787, a group of men met to write the Constitution In 1787, a group of men met to write the Constitution. They did not like the way the country was going. They fixed it by creating the Constitution. We call these men The Framers.
7 The Constitution gives us rights 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 The Bill of Rights is very important. It protects important ideas The Bill of Rights is very important. It protects important ideas. It protects your right to say what you want. It gives rules for the police. It lets you gather with your friends to talk and protects your home. The Bill of Rights keep Americans safe.
9 The Constitution sets up the government The Constitution sets up the government. It is split into three parts: Congress, the President and the courts. These three parts of government work together to make our laws good and fair.
10 Today, the Constitution protects us and keeps us safe Today, the Constitution protects us and keeps us safe. We should be grateful to the founding fathers and celebrate each year that we have these freedoms and rights.
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 posterity Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.