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Structure and Purposes of Government

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A Written Plan of Unity Proud To Be Our nation's early leaders believed in self-government. Declaration of Independence This is the basic idea that unites all Americans under one national, or federal government. The Declaration of Independence contained three important points
the Congressional Representatives of the Thirteen Colonies
wanted King George to know.
what they believed made good government
described which rules and taxes the representative thought were unfair
declare the colonies free and independent from Britain Jefferson declared that a government gets its power from the people.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Famous and Important Words A Written Plan of Unity The early leaders of the United States had to figure out a plan for a federal government that would unite the states as one nation. In 1787, 55 representatives gathered in Philadelphia to decide how the government should work. after months of heated debates . . . the leaders came up with a plan The United States Constitution makes our country a republic, a form of government in which the people elect representatives to govern our country. The Constitution also describes the rights that people in the United States have. The Constitution explains how our government works. Executive Branch Legislative Branch Judicial Branch Three Branches of
Government Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston and Thomas Jefferson each branch has a separate job each branch is important http://www.texaslre.org/BOR/billofrights.html Check your knowledge Play the game http://www.constitutionfacts.com/ These amendments were passed all at once by the First United States Congress in 1791. These Amendments are a very important part of the Constitution that protect certain rights of American citizens from being violated by the government, The Bill of Rights is the First Ten Amendments to the US Constitution. The Bill of Rights: Its History and Significance http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/billofrightsintro.html In 1791 the United States added ten new rights to the Constitution. James Madison believed that citizens needed to be protected from the state governments and the national government. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S.
or by naturalization, have become citizens. In Conclusion I thank my lucky stars,
to be living here today. I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free. Prezi-tation Credits This prezi was created by:
Annette Tullier
D.C. Reeves Elementary School
Educating Third and Fourth Grade Students
In All Subject Areas Through the uses of Technology and online resources Common Core State Standards
Connection Social Studies
Grade-Level Expectations: Grade 4
Civics
Structure and Purposes of Government

20. Identify the necessity or basic purposes of government in such terms as establishing order, providing security, managing conflict, and providing services (C-1A-E2)
22. Explain the role of government and the rights of citizens (C-1A-E3)
23. Identify the three branches of the federal government and describe their major responsibilities (C-1A-E4)
24. Identify key government positions at the national level, their respective powers, and limits on their powers (C-1A-E5)

Foundations of the American Political System

27. Describe the significance of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and its principles of democracy, and the Bill of Rights (e.g., basic freedoms) (C-1B-E1) Exploring Consitutional Conflicts, The Bill of Rights: History and Significance

The Bill of Rights Match Game , Game design and development by Whiteboardlabs, LLC

iCivics Executive Branch Video

Just the Facts: The Judicial Branch of Government Trailer

The Legislative Branch of Government, uploaded by alexandaly on Dec 10, 2007 Additional Internet Resources
Google Images
Microsoft Office Clipart
Tagxedo Word Cloud

Additional Informational Resources
TrueFlix-is an online Whiteboard resource focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students spanning grades 3-5
Titles include:
The Bill of Rights
The Congress of the United States
The Constitution of the US
The Presidency
The Supreme Court
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