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The Three Branches of Our Federal Government

The Three Branches of Our Federal Government

James Madison said, “The very definition of tyranny is when all powers are gathered under one place.” And that’s why the United States Government is separated into three separate and equal branches—the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch. The Legislative Branch makes the laws. The Executive Branch enforces the laws. And the Judicial Branch interprets the laws. James Madison was the architect of the US Constitution. And he was also the Fifth President of the United States. The…

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The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by The First Amendment

The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by The First Amendment

This is the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” That means the Constitution guarantees these five freedoms to everyone in America: Freedom of Religion Freedom of Speech Freedom of the Press Freedom to Assemble Peaceably…

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The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” – Patrick Henry The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. It limits the power of the federal government by prohibiting it from violating the rights of each individual citizen. It guarantees us freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The…

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The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution

The purpose of the United States Constitution is to protect the rights of United States citizens, by limiting the powers of their government. President Ronald Reagan explained it like this:   “The culmination of men’s dreams for 6,000 years were formalized with the Constitution, probably the most unique document ever drawn in the long history of man’s relation to man. I know there have been other constitutions, new ones are being drawn today by newly emerging nations. Most of them, even the…

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Have We Forgotten Our Powerful Friend?

Have We Forgotten Our Powerful Friend?

Benjamin Franklin was eighty-one years old when he came to the Constitutional Convention. At first, the delegates couldn’t agree on anything. Then, they adopted Franklin’s resolution to begin each session with prayer. With God’s help, they drafted the United States Constitution. They created a new form of government that had never existed before. A government whose power is derived from the consent of the governed. A government of the people, by the people and for the people. This is a…

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