The United States Constitution

AP US Government and Politics

Prediction

  1. What do you think The U.S. Constitution is about?

  2. Use The U.S. Constitution in a sentence that might help get you a date to the prom.

  3. Think of an example of the The U.S. Constitution in current events:

  4. Find an image of The U.S. Constitution :

Fun Fact

Definition

The U.S. Constitution: The Constitution of the United States established America's national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. It was signed on September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The present United States Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation on March 4, 1789.

Sentence

The United States Constitution is an amazing document.  A bold experiment in democracy more than 200 years ago, it has proved both stable and flexible enough to survive and remain effective in a world totally different from the one in which it was written.

Example

Constitution's 'excessive fines' ban bolstered by U.S. high court

Image

Questions

  1. What set the rules of our government before the Constitution?

  2. Why did the Framers write the Constitution?

  3. Why do you think the Constitution has been able to survive for so long?

  4. What is your favorite legislative, executive, or judicial power in the Constitution?

AP Studio Art

Now draw The U.S. Constitution! Take 10 or 20 seconds. That’s all you need. Nothing fancy. Don’t expect a masterpiece. Draw with symbols or stick figures if you wish. Now Look at your drawing. You’ve got it. That’s all.