THE US CONSTITUTION. It’s History and Importance. Founding Principles. Liberty Equality Self Government. Cultural Ideals. Individualism Diversity Unity. Where did these ideas come from?. Major Influences. Mayflower Compact (Written before the Pilgrims even landed) John Locke
It’s History and Importance
Created a powerful and effective national government
Still works (mostly)
Has improved over time
Perpetuated Slavery until the Civil War
Did not allow the people to directly elect most politicians
Was written by rich white men for rich white menThe Constitution: Right or Wrong?