A written document that tells how a government will work - What is a constitution?, Legislative, executive, judicial - What are the three branches of the government?, to make laws - What is the primary function of the legislative branch?, to interpret laws to insure they are constitutional - What is the primary function of the judicial branch?, works with advisors to carry out the laws - What is the primary function of the executive branch?, the president - Who is the head of the executive branch?, Congress - Who is in charge of the legislative branch?, Supreme Court - Who is in charge of the judicial branch?, At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1847 - Where and when was the first U.S. constitution established?, Bill of Rights - James Madison wrote a list of 10 changes to the U.S. Constitution, what was it called?, They made sure that citizens had the freedom of speech, religion and the press. - What was the purpose of the changes James Madison proposed?, Our rights as citizens - What does the U.S. Constitution protect?,

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