These days I seems to me that the American people need to get a better knowledge of our government and no better place to start the US Constitution.
I have found that there is a serious lack of knowledge on the workings of our government….many like to reference the Constitution of the United States when trying to make their point….but usually are ill informed about the document.
This series will attempt to reintroduce the reader to Civics and the working of government……I shall begin with the US Constitution…..the document that started this republic on the road we travel.
I would like to thank teachingamericanhistory.org for this post on the Constitution.
We present below the text of the Constitution as ratified in 1787. Text in blue has been superseded or altered by subsequent Amendments to the Constitution as indicated.
The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. It spells out Americans’ rights in relation to their government. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual—like freedom of speech, press, and religion. It sets rules for due process of law and reserves all powers not delegated to the Federal Government to the people or the States. And it specifies that “the enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”