Презентация к учебнику английского языка Афанасьевой О.В., Михеевой И.В. (VI уровень) The US Government The US Constitution Работу выполнила учитель английского языка ГОУ СОШ №180 Белоброва Е.Д.
Who Rules the Country?
The “Continental flag” This flag symbolizes the colony of Great Britain.
The Revolutionary War (the War of Independence) (1775 -1783) The colonies declared a war on Great Britain because they wanted to be independent.
The first official flag of the USA.
Was Commander in chief of the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War.
Philadelphia 1787 All the states sent their representatives to Philadelphia where they wrote the Constitution.
The US Constitution was written more than 220 years ago and it is still working! There are 26 amendments to the Constitution. The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights.
The Civil War(1861 – 1865) (The War between states) One of the issues of the war was freeing of the slaves.
Had to lead the country through the four terrible years of the Civil War.
With the emancipation of the slaves, new issues, such as civil rights, appeared. The 13th amendment ended slavery. The 14th amendment made all black people citizens of the USA. The 15th amendment gave black people the right to vote.
1920 – the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote In 1971 – the 26 amendment gave people 18 years old and older the right to vote
The US Government
The Congress The Senate The House of Representatives Meets in the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The President and his helpers They carry out the laws that the Congress makes.
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is made up of nine judges.
Barack Obama is the 44th president of the USA.