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United States Government

PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 7:24 pm
by Jessica
Three Major Documents


Declaration of Independence - 1776 - Breakup letter w/ England
Articles of Confederation - 1781 - first attempt at a government
US Constitution - 1787 - Outline of our government; there are 7 articles and 27 amendments

Branches


Legislative
  • Collective term: Congress
  • Lower House - House of Representatives - 435 members - length of term: 2 years
  • Upper House - Senate - 100 members - length of term: 6 years