Yesterday we talked about the Supreme Court and the job it plays in ruling on our countries laws. We said that the nine (9) justices that sit on the Supreme court who are 1. chosen by the President 2. Hold the job for life 3. Must be experts in the documented that founded (started) our country. The United States of America The U.S. Constitution. We said that just like a class has a list of rules that everyone must follow, The Constitution is our list of rules that everyone in the United States must follow. We said that the Supreme court decides all the cases it hears on the basis of the laws and rules in the Constitution.
Well today is the U.S. Constitution birthday. It is 222 years old today September 17th. So happy birthday Constitution. and Happy Constitution Day to you!
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The Constitution of the United States of America The oldest federal constitution in existence was written by a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen original states in Philadelphia in May 1787, Rhode Island failing to send a delegate. George Washington presided over the session, which lasted until September 17, 1787. The draft (originally a preamble and seven Articles) was submitted to all thirteen states and was to become effective when ratified by nine states. It went into effect on the first Wednesday in March 1789, having been ratified by New Hampshire, the ninth state to approve, on June 21, 1788. All 13 states then ratified the Constitution.
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Answer the following quetions
Who “wrote the Constitution?
Name the principles that the Constitution are based on?
What does popular soveriegnty mean?
What Supreme courts role?