U.S. History 4: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
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U.S. History 4: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights


hi there my name is Maya and welcome to
u.s. history for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in this video you’ll
learn about how the founding fathers of the United States wrote America’s
Constitution still followed to this day you’ll also learn about the original ten
amendments as well as a bit about the more recently added seventeen amendments in 1777 the u.s. drew up its very first
constitution as a free country the Articles of Confederation in other words
this was their first document stating their principles and laws however this
constitution was very vague and the states decided it wasn’t good enough
therefore in 1787 each state sent representatives to meet in Philadelphia
to develop a new constitution the goal of the Constitution was to create a
strong government with several branches as well as list their purposes by
September of 1787 they had successfully created such a document and each
representative signed off the Constitution begins with a famous
preamble we the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect
union establish justice ensure 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 while these words are certainly beautiful you might
be surprised to learn that the writers actually made some grammar errors
throughout the Constitution such as misusing the word it’s following the
preamble the Constitution is broken into seven articles each concerning a
different topic article one is known as the legislative article and talks about
who should make the laws for the entire country it describes that laws must be
passed by Congress which is composed of two groups the Senate and the House of
Representatives the Senate is made of two senators from each state and the
house is made of a certain number of representatives from each state
pending on how many people live there the majority of this article remains the
same to this day but as the United States grew in size the section listing
how many representatives come from each state had to be amended this article
also describes the decisions Congress should make such as regulating trade and
taxes article 2 is known as the executive article and is all about the
election process and position of President of the United States this
article explains the requirements of a president such as being a natural-born
citizen of the US over the age of 35 as well as the power the president holds as
commander-in-chief of the US military it also describes the limits on the
president the president’s term must only last four years before another election
and presidents may be removed by the Congress in a process called impeachment

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