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All About the Constitution

by Maeve Horowitz

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All About the Constitution
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By : Maeve Horowitz
The Constitution is called the supreme law of the land. It holds the most importants principles and laws of America.
The constitution was written in 1787.
The most important part of the preamble is the first three words, "We the people." This tells us that the people are the ones in charge of the government.
The preamble is the introduction to the Constitution. It explains what is going to be discussed in the Constitution.
The most important part of the preamble is the first three words, "We the people." This tells us that the people are the ones in charge of the government.
There are 7 articles in the Constitution. These are the main parts of the document. These also talk about the three branches of government.
The power in the United States was split up into three branches of government. Each branch has equal amounts of power and can balance each other out. They can do things for a different branch to make sure no branch takes over all of the power.
The power in the United States was split up into three branches of government. Each branch has equal amounts of power and can balance each other out. They can do things for a different branch to make sure no branch takes over all of the power.
One of the branches of government is called the executive branch. This branch is for the president. The president lives in the White House. To become the president, you need to be 35 years old, been living in the United States for 14 years, and born in America.
The legislative branch is for the Senate and the House of Representatives. There are 100 senators, or two from every state. To be in the Senate you need to be 30 years old, have U.S. citizenship, and live in the state you are running for. This term is for six years.
The president rules the country for four years, which is called a term, but they can run for president again. Once they are president for two terms, they cannot be president anymore.
The House of Representatives has 435 representatives. A different number of representatives represent each state. To be in this group you must be 25 years old and a U.S. citizen for 7 years. This term is for two years.
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