Our Government


This post was done 3 years ago

Alfina's Place blog

With this years elections and how heated things are I thought a recap is needed.

The Constitution

Definition
–A nation’s basic law. It creates political institutions, assigns or divides powers in government, and often provides certain guarantees to citizens.
Sets the broad rules of the game.
The rules are not neutral- some have advantages others don’t.
The origins of the Constitution
The Road to Revolution
–Colonists didn’t like the way they were treated.
Declaring Independence
–The Declaration of Independence listed the abuses the colonists claimed.
The English Heritage: The Power of Ideas
–Consent of the governed
–Limited Government

The Declaration of Independence

We hold there Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among there are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these Rights, Government are instituted among Men, deriving their just…

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