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PP%201001-Lecture%202-Govt%20structure - PP 1001: Lecture 2...

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PP 1001: Lecture 2 US Government Structure
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US Constitution How the Constitution came to be U.S. Constitution defines itself as the supreme law of the land Revolutionary war declared independence of the U.S. Organization of the Constitution Articles of confederation created to govern the new U.S. Gave each state power making them more powerful than central government. Samuel Hunigtun, first presedent Due to lack of power and threats of further war a stronger form of government was formed in the form of the U.S. constitution Preamble Articles 1 to 7 Amendments 27 Amendments to the Constitution First 10 are the Bill of Rights Expanded Democracy
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US Constitution Separation of Powers: didn’t want to place all the political power in one spot 3 branches Article 1: Legislative branch. Two parties. Main job of Congress is to pass laws. Article 2: Executive branch. Chief executive. Implements policies by Congress; carry
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