The Constitution - Reading Comprehension
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The Constitution Reading Comprehension
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By Phyllis Naegeli
1 The Constitution, written in 1787, is the highest law in our land and the most important document in our history. It formed a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people." It remains as relevant today as it was over two hundred years ago.
2 How did such an important document come into being?
3 When America declared its independence from England in 1776, the country had thirteen separate states. Each had its own system of self-government. The states coined their own money. They made their own laws. They worried about their own interests. The oppression from England united the states to fight for freedom. However, when the war ended, the states needed to find a new reason to remain united. They were free from England's tyranny. Now they wanted to remain free. Many did not want a strong central government. They feared this would put them back into the same oppression they had endured from England.
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