Session status United States Constiution

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.

Audio Narration of the Constitution at Americana Phonic
Includes Bill of Rights ... the first 10 Amendments
48 minutes 53 seconds

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Consider the United States before and after the Constitution.  Look at the word freedom.  Think about what the word means to the different people who were living in the United States after the Revolutionary War. How did the leading statesmen of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 revise the ailing Articles of Confederation and create a Constitution that they felt would make a stronger nation?

1. How was the Constitution created?

2. Who wrote the final draft of the Constitution?

3. Which groups of people were not represented at the Constitutional Convention and why?

4. Explain how the Constitution is designed to secure our liberty by both empowering and limiting central government and compare the powers granted to: citizens, congress, the President, the Supreme Court with those reserved to the states.

5. What was the importance of the United States Constitution in setting forth the purposes and organization of our government?

6. What are some reasons why an individual's rights to freedom should be protected by the Constitution?

7. What is freedom and what does freedom mean to you?

8. Research five of the signers of the constitution. For each one, include:

  • birthplace
  • date of birth
  • where they lived, state
  • five facts about them
  • In your final report, include a map of his hometown





A More Perfect Union
In-depth look at the Constitutional Convention.

The BIll of Rights Amendments


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