Use this section to explore resources about the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, the concepts of separation of powers and checks and balances, the debate between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists over whether or not to ratify the U.S. Constitution, how the U.S. Constitution outlines the structure and function of the three branches of the federal government, the amendment process, the processes of the three branches of the federal government, the lawmaking process at all levels of government and the services that government provides its citizens. Click on the links to each of the module pages below to explore that module's content.
Let's Learn About The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution:
SS.7.CG.1.8: Explain the purpose of the Preamble of the Constitution.
Let's Learn About Limits on Government Powers:
SS.7.CG.1.9: Describe how the US Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers, checks and balances, individual rights, rule of law, and due process of law.
Let's Learn About Federalists v. Anti-Federalists
SS.7.CG.1.10: Compare the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.
Let's Learn About Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution
SS.7.CG.3.3: Describe the structure and function (three branches of government established in Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.
Let's Learn About The Amendment Process
SS.7.CG.3.5: Explain the amendment process outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
Let's Learn About The Structure, Powers and Processes of the Federal Government
SS.7.C.3.8: Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
SS.7.C.3.9: Illustrate the lawmaking process at the federal level.
Let's Learn About The Federal Governments' Obligations & Services
SS.7.CG.3.13: Explain government obligations to its citizens and the services it provides at the local, state and national levels.