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1 Copyright 2012 Tales of two third grade teachers The of the United States.. A Mini Book By: We the People, of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure 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 for 1 2

2 Why do we have a anyway? July 4, 1776 End of the Revolutionary War 1787 Bill of Rights was added to the Declaration of Independence signed 1783 written 1791 That s a great question Well, the men who wrote the wanted to make some rules for our new country. They had to set up how the government works. Later on they added the Bill of Rights. It tells what rights the people have. Did you know that the was written in 1787? WOW, that was over years ago 4

3 Okay, so now I understand what the does. But how is our government set up? The men who wrote the were called Framers. It is divided into 3 parts or branches. George Washington and Ben Franklin were framers. The framers wanted the to be able to be changed when needed. This is called adding an amendment. The is the highest law in our land. Legislative makes laws (Congress) Judicial decides whether laws are fair (Courts) 5 6

4 Executive sees that laws are obeyed (President) Match the following terms to their correct definitions. 1. Bill of Rights a. the highest law in the land Thanks Now I know a lot about the 2. Judicial 3. Framers Amendment b. a change to the c. tells what rights the people have d. men who wrote the e. branch of government that decides whether laws are fair 7 8

5 The Preamble to the United States is missing some very important words Read the following statements. Write a T if the statement is true or an F if the statement is false. Help me fix it by writing the correct words in the blanks. 1. The was written in The is over 200 years old. 3. George Washington was a framer of the. 4. The President is a part of the Legislative branch. 5. The can never be changed Word Bank Welfare ordain People America Justice 0 We the, of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do and establish this for the United States of.

6 Answer key Executive sees that laws are obeyed (President) Match the following terms to their correct definitions. Thanks Now I know a lot about the c 1. Bill of Rights E 2. Judicial D 3. Framers A 4. B 5. Amendment a. the highest law in the land b. a change to the c. tells what rights the people have d. men who wrote the e. branch of government that decides whether laws are fair 7 8

7 Answer key The Preamble to the United States is missing some very important words Read the following statements. Write a T if the statement is true or an F if the statement is false. Help me fix it by writing the correct words in the blanks. F 1. The was written in T 2. The is over 200 years old. T 3. George Washington was a framer of the. F 4. The President is a part of the Legislative branch. F 5. The can never be changed. Word Bank Welfare ordain People America Justice Answer key People We the, of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish, Justice insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, ordain do and establish this for the United America States of.

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