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Debate over ratification

Debate over Ratification


Purposes of the constitution

Purposes of the Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


Purposes of the constitution1

Purposes of the Constitution


Limiting power

LIMITING POWER:

  • Separation of Powers:

    • Divide the power between 3 branches.

  • Checks and Balances:

    • Have each branch keep an eye on the other 2.

    • This keeps any branch from becoming too powerful.

  • Federalism:

    • Don’t let the federal government have all the power. Split the power with the states.


  • Ratification

    Ratification

    Samuel Adams

    Patrick Henry

    Alexander Hamilton


    What was the argument about

    What was the argument about?

    • The main concern of the Anti-Federalists was that the new government threatened individual rights.

    • The Federalists promised to amend the Constitution with a Bill of Rights after ratification.


    Ratification1

    Ratification

    • The Constitution had to be ratified by 9 out of the 13 states to take effect.

    • The first state to ratify it was Delaware.

    • New York was the 11th state to ratify it. (1788)

    • The Constitution became the Supreme Law of the Land.


    The bill of rights

    The Bill of Rights

    • The first ten amendments are called the Bill of Rights.

    • What are some of our rights?

    SPEECH

    RELIGION

    PRESS

    RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE

    RIGHT TO PETITION

    RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

    NO SOLDIERS IN YOUR HOUSE WITHOUT PERMISSION

    RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY

    NO SEARCH WITHOUT A WARRANT


    Some important amendments

    Some Important Amendments


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