The Constitution of the United States

The Constitution is a document that tells how the U.S. government works. It is the highest law of the land. The Constitution was written in 1787 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It tells us that the U.S. government has three branches and gives basic rights to all people living in the U.S. The Constitution says that all states have equal rights and that no state can leave the Union.

The Constitution can be changed. Each change is called an amendment. The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights gives everyone important rights. There are 27 amendments to the Constitution.



1.   The Constitution can be changed.

        













2.   A change to the Constitution is called a declaration.

                  





















3.   The Constitution gives rights to all people living in the United States.

                      





















4.   Americans need permission to have a meeting.

                  





















5.   A state can leave the U.S. if all the voters agree.

                  





















6.   There are 27 amendments to the Constitution.