Hi! Today I want to show you what we’ve done this morning in Social Sciences lesson. At the beginning of the lesson, we’ve reviewed what we did on Tuesday. Paqui has made a short summary which included: the Reasons for the discontent, how they declared independence and the American War of Independence.
Then, Paqui has explained us the ‘First Representative Government of USA’.George Washington was the first president of the USA. This is the only Constitution have had and it was written in 1787 and it included:
It had only 7 articles. These articles were based on the principles of political liberalism.
The USA is a presidential Republic ( the president holds the power) and federal State (every state has important powers)
A big part of the population was excluded from these rights. They didn’t write any more Constitutions, but they have reformed it 27 times.
This is an image of the first Constitution of the USA
After 4 years they added the Bill of Rights to the 1791 Constitution which has been amended several times. Now it includes 27 amendments. Some of them done included the abolition of slavery, the right to vote for women, for black people and the prohibition of alcohol. The 10 first amendments are:
The First Amendment of the Constitution says . . . .
Freedom of Expression,
The Second Amendment of the Constitution says . . . .
Right to bear arms,
The Third Amendment of the Constitution says . . . .
No housing soldiers,
The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says . . . .
Where’s your warrant please?
The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution says . . . .
Don’t rat on yourself,
The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution says . . . .
Right to a quick trial,
The Seventh Amendment of the Constitution says . . . .
Jury of your peers,
The first part of the Eighth Amendment says . . . .
They can’t raise your bail,
The second part of the Eighth Amendment says . . . .
The cops can’t hurt you,
The Ninth Amendment of the Constitution says . . . .
We have lots of rights,
The Tenth Amendment of the Constitution says . . . .
We the people have the say,
Finally we have watched a video of the
'12 Amendments Song from Born Yesterday'.
Mashup- song made by other songs, but about the same topic
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