Constitution

By: Elise Hasler

The Constitution

Imagine yourself strolling into a fancy room packed with 55 men. Those 55 men were in that packed room to discuss and create the 2nd Constitution. They were creating a 2nd Constitution because the 1st Constitution wasn't strong enough and to create new laws. This was all in May, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 defence, 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.". That is the first sentence of the Constitution, it is the Preamble.

Checks and Balances

This is the order of the Checks and Balances. What they do is they rotate and they check each others work.
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State and Central Government

The law divides the power between the governments because if 1 person has all the power they could do bad stuff with all of it. The state governor has the power to set up local governments, hold elections, establish schools, pass marriage and divorce laws, and regulate in-state business. The central governor has the power to regulate trade, conduct foreign relations, provide an army and navy, declare war, print and count money, set up post offices, and make immigration laws. They both share the power to tax, borrow money, set up courts, make laws, and enforce laws.
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