TITLE

THE U. S. CONSTITUTION: The Foundation of American Government

PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
World Almanac for Kids;2001, p244
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
This article provides information on the United States Constitution. The Constitution is the document that created the present government of the United States. It was written in 1787 and went into effect in 1789. It establishes the three branches of the U.S. government, which are the executive (headed by the president), the legislative (the Congress), and the judicial (the Supreme Court and other federal courts). The first 10 amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights) explain the basic rights of all American citizens.
ACCESSION #
15345364

 

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