Constitutional Lesson Plans

The Constitution of the United States is one of the oldest living documents in the world. After a weak start with the Articles of Confederation, the Founding Fathers developed a charter for the nation’s government that was strong enough to hold up in times of change, yet flexible enough to adapt to different social and political climates. The three branches of our government continue to work in a system of checks and balances, ensuring that no one branch is more powerful than the next. While amendments to the constitution have changed to give rights to more Americans, the original Bill of Rights remains unaltered and continues to protect American freedoms today.

The Articles of Confederation

The Constitution of the United States

Three Branches of Government

Executive Branch

Legislative Branch

Judicial Branch

Amendments to the Constitution

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