Grade the United States

Sam Poly

Form a More Perfect Union

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Up to Us

Branch: Legislative

The article states that, while our Founding Fathers would be proud the USA is a world super-power, our 'forming a more perfect union' hasn't worked so well and there are children starving throughout the country. So, instead of leaving it to the government, people are actually attempting to make our nation more united in that sense.


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United?

Branch: Executive, Legislative

This shows two different powers uniting, but in the process, 'squashing' the taxpayers. Of course, this is only metaphorically, but in the picture, it's literally happening.

Establish Justice

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Balance

Branch: Judicial

This shows a basic system of the courts, including the balance of justice.


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Bigger

Branch: Judicial

This shows that, while the US government should not have as much power as of that on an international standpoint, we do, and as a result, the United States is constantly getting ridiculed for things like this.

Insure Domestic Tranquility

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Us and Them

Branch: Executive

While our military protects our nation as a whole from outside forces, we mustn't forget our police forces and others in the same area, who protect us from ourselves.


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Protection

Branch: Executive

This is playing on the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, that if you truly are in immediate danger and you have no other choice, because protection hasn't arrived in time, you get to defend yourself without having to worry about consequences.

Provide for Common Defense

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War

Branch: Executive

Our troops are constantly protecting us, whether we are aware of the extent of it or not. Every branch of the military give everything they have to protect our nation, whether it be here at home in training or risking their lives overseas.


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Assurance

Branch: Executive

We were attacked on the 1st of September, 2001 and we needed to get rid of the threat. While it took awhile, Osama bin Laden was finally killed by US troops 10 years after the fact and continue to be on the lookout for anyone else to may pose danger to the United States.

Promote General Welfare

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Support

Branch: Legislative

Things such as these shown in the picture are just some of what the government provides for the citizens of the United States, though they may not always do the best job.


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Refusal

Branch: Legislative, Executive

While the government is supposed to provide certain things, money is not the easiest thing to just hand out, especially with our country's economy the way it is, and it's only fair that you get money if do something for it.

Secure Blessings of Liberty

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Natural

Branch: Executive, Legislative, Judicial

These are the three natural rights that everyone should have and they need to be protected.


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Elected

Branch: Executive, Legislative

One of the rights we get as American citizens is the right to vote. However, this right is often denied if someone has committed a crime, depending on the degree of that crime.

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