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Constitution Tree

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S: Constitution Tree by Christian Garcia

BC: The End

FC: Constitution Tree by Christian Garcia

1: The Roots of the Constitution | What is the Constitution? | Branches of the Constitution | The First 10 Amendments | Federalism and the Constitution's Affect on the U.S

2: Roots of the Constitution | The Enlightenment- The Enlightenment affected the Constitution in many ways. The idea of rights for all humans, and being able to question the government's decisions were born through the Enlightenment. | John Locke was also a very influencing factor in the Constitution. He started the idea of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all humans, and his writings were the basis for the Declaration. | Baron de Montesquieu was also an influential writer and his writings became much of the framework for the Constitution. He wrote about the separation of powers which we see today in our government. | Voltaire was another writer who had an effect on our Constitution. His works were the basis of the 1st amendment, freedom of speech.

3: What is the Constitution? | The Constitution is the framework for the organization for the U.S. It is the supreme law of the U.S, and it governs our government and how it works. It separates the powers of the government and it also gives us the rights we have today, which is known as the Bill of Rights, or the First Ten Amendments.

4: The Executive Branch is the branch which mainly consist of the President and his cabinet. The executive branch is the head of the government and the President is also the commander-in-chief of the military. | The Judicial branch consist of the courts, including the Supreme Court which delegates all major trials in the U.S. The Judicial branch is the authority that judges those not in ordinance with the law. | The Legislative branch consist of the House of Representatives, and the Senate. The House of Representatives consist of the representatives we elect to represent each state. The Senate is the 2 elected officials that represent each state. Both the Senate and the House have different responsibilities.

5: The Bill of Rights | 1st Amendment- Freedom of Speech | 5th Amendment- Everyone has the right to a trial. | 4th Amendment- Protection from unreasonable search and seizure | 2nd Amendment- The right to bear arms | 3rd Amendment- No soldier will be able to forcibly live in someone's house | 6th Amendment- Everyone has the right to quick and speedy trial. | 7th Amendment- Everyone gets a civil trial with a jury. | 8th Amendment - No excessive bail or cruel or unusual punishment | 9th Amendment- Protection of Rights by Government | 10th Amendment- Powers of the state and the people themselves.

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Christian Garcia
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  • Title: Constitution Tree
  • Constitution Tree project Mr. Blough U.S History 9/24/11
  • Tags: U.S History Constitution Tree Jeremy Blough Class Project
  • Started: almost 7 years ago
  • Updated: almost 7 years ago