The US Government The US Constitution
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The Revolutionary War (the War of Independence) The colonies declared a war on Great Britain because they wanted to be independent.
Philadelphia 1787 All the states sent their representatives to Philadelphia where they wrote the Constitution.
The US Constitution was written more than 220 years ago and it is still working! There are 26 amendments to the Constitution. The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights.
One of the issues of the war was freeing of the slaves. The Civil War(1861 – 1865) (The War between states)
The 13th amendment ended slavery. The 14th amendment made all black people citizens of the USA. The 15th amendment gave black people the right to vote. With the emancipation of the slaves, new issues, such as civil rights, appeared.
1920 – the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote In 1971 – the 26 amendment gave people 18 years old and older the right to vote
The Congress The Senate The House of Representatives Meets in the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Barack Obama is the 44th president of the USA. Barack Obama is the 44th president of the USA.
When did the War of Independence begin? Questions. In 1775. On what country did the colonies in America declare a war? On Great Britain. Where was the US Constitution written? In Philadelphia. Where does the US Congress meet? In the US Capitol. Who wrote the Constitution? The representatives from all the states. What branches of the US government can you name? The Congress, The President and his helpers, The Supreme Court. How many judges does the Supreme Court consist of? 9 judges. Can the US Constitution be change? Yes, it can be changed How many amendments are there to the Constitution? 26 amendments.