What do you think is the most important part of the U.S. Constitution?
- The Preamble
- The Bill of Rights
- Separation of Powers
- Checks and Balances
Constitution Day: A federal holiday celebrated on September 17th to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787.
Separation of Powers: A principle of the United States Constitution that divides the government into three branches: the legislative, executive, and judicial.
Federalism: A system in which power is divided between the federal government and state governments.
Did you know?
The Constitution Day of India, which is celebrated on 26th November, was adopted in the year 1949. The original copy of the Constitution of India is written in both English and Hindi languages. The Constitution of India is the longest constitution of any sovereign country in the world, with 395 articles in 22 parts, 12 schedules, and 118 amendments.
Draws a symbol that you believe represents the US constitution.
Discover a Spanish Speaking Country's Constitution
Choose an unchosen country from today's agenda. Students with hands raised quietly will get to choose first.
What country did you choose?
Find these artifacts
The year their constitution was ratified.
Evidence: Use the green paper to write the answer in bold, large numbers.
Who started their constitution?
Evidence: Use the manila paper to write the answer(s) in large, bold letters.
Why was their constitution necessary?
Evidence: Use the orange paper to write a one sentence answer in large, bold letters.
The artist of your group will write the name of the country, their flag and other symbols neatly & colorfully on the big paper. Other students work on this: