|Mr. Harris working with 5th grade students.|
Before school was interrupted, due to Hurricane Sandy, Mr. Harris has been teaching the upper grades about our Nation's constitution and how it was created to make a better government. The nation's first plan of government was a document called The Articles of Confederation. Unfortunately, for the government at the time (1783), the document made the country weak because the country's citizens didn't respect the laws. Because of that, the nation's leaders decided to create The Constitution (1787)! What the constitution did was make America a stronger country with laws that people respected. It also set the framework for the way American citizens vote for the President. Those are the same basic rules that Americans still follow today!
For more information on our Constitution look in the back of your Social Studies textbooks or click here!