Welcome To America
Why Does America Have Individual States?
What Is a Constitution?
What does the Preamble Mean?
In order to form a more perfect Union
-It says that they do this to make a better country for the people.
-One of the reasons we broke away from Europe was because we did not see justice, in our new government we wanted it to stand and ensure justice for the people.
Insure domestic Tranquility
-In order to have a functional country we cannot have disorder within our own borders, this was so that the government would ensure peace within the states.
Provide for the common defence
-This states that the government will protect the nation from foreign threats, since no individual state could stop an invasion.
Promote the general Welfare
-This means that the government will take care of the general public and provide for its well being.
Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity-This means that the government will protect these rights in the future.
Flow Chart displaying Federalism at the State Government
Why Doesn't Federalism Always Work?
Federalism can sometimes fail due to the fact that having many people rule, means that we have many different opinions. When the different branches of our government do not work together this can slow, or completely halt activity and progress. With too many people in charge no one knew who was leading the relief effort. The responsibilities of each government are confusing at times. One of the most obvious examples of failure with Federalism is during hurricane Katrina.
Why Was Hurricane Katrina A Failure?
Obligations And Responsibilities of A U.S. Citizen
How and Why Do I contact My Federal Senator of Congress?
How and Why Do I contact My State senator of the General Assembly
1.Why does America have so many people ruling the government?
America wanted to divide power among many so that no one individual could take over the country and become a king, like the one we escaped from.
2.How do I become a citizen
Becoming a citizen is not an easy task and requires a lot of paperwork, but here is a link to get you there, http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/apply-citizenship
3. How do I get a driver’s license
The first step is to complete a driver’s education program, next is to get some behind-the-wheel training. Then you go to a local DMV and pass a written test and a driving test.
4.How do I file a lawsuit?
Filing a lawsuit is when you accuse someone of breaking a law, this results in a case in front of a judge, here is a link to help, https://www.i-lawsuit.com/how-to-file-a-lawsuit-without-an-attorney/
5.How do I get a marraige license in Ilinious?In order to get married you need to be 18 years or older and both consenting. A marriage license is issued by a member of the county court. Lastly tests must be done to see if either has certain diseases.
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