"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

American History Condensed - Learning About The Constitution

The Constitution was drafted at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and ratified the following year. The Constitution divides governmental powers between the National and State governments in a system known as Federalism. It also divides the National government into three independent branches, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial which serves as checks and balances upon one another.

In addition to listing the powers of the National Government; which include the power to collect taxes, regulate trade, and declare war - the Constitution enumerates the powers forbidden to the States and to Congress; and the procedures for electing and appointing government officials as well as procedures for Amending the Constitution. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, was ratified in 1791. These amendments, are intended to protect individual liberties from the power of the National Government, guarantee freedom of speech, the press, religion, petition, and assembly; and specify the rights of the accused in criminal and civil cases.

American History Condensed - Defending Liberty - The 2nd Amendment Today

Remembering The 56 Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence

Introduction To Original Intent - What The Founders Envisioned

American History Condensed - The Preamble To The Constitution

American History Condensed - Legislative Powers and Limitations (Congress)

American History Condensed - The Executive Branch

American History Condensed - Judicial Powers and Limitations (Supreme Court)

American History Condensed - Limited Government

American History Condensed - Constitutional Amendments 1-5 (Bill Of Rights)

American History Condensed - Constitutional Amendments 6-10 (Bill Of Rights)

American History Condensed - Constitutional Amendments11-18

American History Condensed - Constitutional Amendments 19 - 27

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