September 16, 2015

Is Our Government a Strong Government?

The past 2 weeks we have been looking at the United States Constitution.
While we were suppose to look at it as a whole, my students got very wrapped up
in the 3 branches of government.
I have no doubt they would have been right there with our Founding Fathers trying to 
make the new nation very different from what was found in England!
Due to the nature of our discussion, our prompt is different from the prompt of the other 
third grade classes.

STUDENTS: The following words are the Preamble of our United States Constitution.

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The men who wrote our Constitution wanted to have "a more perfect union" than what they had
in England.

PROMPT: Based on what we have studied about how the United States government is set up in the Constitution, do you believe we have "a more perfect Union?"

Remember to include:
1.  An introduction
2.  Your opinion
3.  Reasons and evidence for each reasons
4. Your conclusion
5. Your name

** You cannot type your comment until Thursday.  All entries from my students that are given before Thursday will be deleted.

32 comments:

  1. I think we do have a strong goverment because we have three branches to keep are country strong.If we did not have a strong goverment another country could just come and take us over and and make us be slaves.But since we have a strong goverment we are free and can do what we want to do and be what we want to be go to colledge or not.So that is why I think we we have a strong goverment.America is a good country to live in because we re free.One of the branches is the legislative branch another is the executive branch we also have a congress.I think we have a strong goverment.That is why I think we have a strong goverment.America rules!wesley lovelave

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  2. I belive that we have a more perfect union than england. In england people are not represtive. Here we have many people who represnet us. Evrybody gets 2 sentors. We get a kind president unlike england who has kings who are meaner. Thats why we have more perefect union. By Benjamin.

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  3. I do believe that they have a beter Union. The 3 branches help each other. If a president breaks a law.Congres impeaches them. For many years a king ruled America. Now America is free. This is why i think we have a beter union. by Perry

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  4. I believe that we have a better union. We have a better union because england had a king . WE have
    lot of people we have congress. That is why we have a better union.
    by Achilles

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  5. I think we have a beter Union then England because they only have the king.We have a lot of peapel.Know we get represented and in England we did not get represented.All of our states have two centetenters.That is wuy I think we have a beter Union.
    BY;Jonahan

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  6. I belive that the US has a good unin. A long time ago their was a King of England he ruled us and people didn't like that so the said stop this isn't far. So they had a war and we won the war so every body was free. We all have congress. When we were free we got Presidents they made the rules from there
    Maggie

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  7. I believe that the US has a perfect union.A long time ago the king of England rulded us so we said that it was not fair. So we went in battle and the USA won,so now we are all free and can do want to do.We have congress and a president with a suprem court. That is why I think that we have a good union. by Emma

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  9. I believe we have a more perfect Union.The three branches help each other.If a president brackes the law congress can enpeech them.The resonn I believe we have a more perfect Union is.byColt

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  10. this is about if our union is better than England.I think that our government is better than England.We have more than one in charge.In England they have a king.In the USA we have the 3 branches of gover rment.Do you like the USA.
    Raiden

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  11. I believe we have a better union than England.In England the king has all of the power!In America no one has a lot of power not even the president!The king has all of the money.The president keeps a littile bit of money.The king is harsh!The president is not harsh. The king tells people to marrie each other.The president said we can marrie ho ever we wont. And that is way we have a better union. from Ben Hazelwood

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  12. In engand the king has all the power. Ower goverment is beder beucs we do not
    a king that cantrols us we have a nise presdint . by Isaac

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  13. I belive our goverment is better than a king. In England the king has more power.That the tree was strat but the goverment tree was 3 branchs of goverment so they like that some poeple didn't agree so they vote. Which way shoud the tree whoud look like they way the goverment's tree they rote the Constitution to let other people keep trake the first tree was executive branch the next one is the legislative branch and the therd one is the judicial branch that is the three branches of goverment. by Hayden.H

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  14. I belive that we have a more perfect unon. In Egland the king has all the power because people voted for a leader but some people didn't like this idea because it was to much like having a king. Many people didn't want a strong govermant because they wanted to stay free. This time they knew they needed a strong govermant. Thats why I think we have a more perfect govermant.
    By Keara

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  15. I believe we have a better union.In England the king has all power.In America we have the 3 branches.We have freedom.We also have a Constition.We have equal voices.That's why we have a better union.Lily S.

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  16. I believe we have a more perfiect reunion.In England the king has all the power.We have a better government that will be fare.I believe we have a perfiect reunion.
    By Aaron

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  18. . i belive we have a more perfect union In England the king has all the power. In America we have three branch. The first branch is called the legislative branch. the legislative branch makes laws. The second branch they planed was the executive branch. Today in executive branch, many departments help carry out the laws made by the congress. The third branch of the goverment was the judicial branch. When it was first planed, it was only the Supreme court. That is why I belive. Lilly Allen

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  19. I do believe we have a perfit union.In England the king has all the power.In america everyone new the king had to be changed.Our goverment was planned to keep us a free nation.Landyn

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  20. I belive our goverment is more perrfect. we have more more than one person in charge. in the United State we have 3 branches.Englnd has a King. the King in England didnot listen to his people. In the senete every State has two senetors The population would decid how many people would would stay in the house ov represnitives. that is about our senitors and represinitives. that is what i think about this. by Alex Jones

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  21. I beleve we have a better union. We have more than one person in charge. In England they have a king.In the U.S.A we have 3 branches of goverment.The King of England did not listen to his people.

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  22. I belive we have a more perfect unin. The King George didn't listen to the people of England.In the Senate every state has two senaters. We have more than one person in charge.In England they have a King.In the U.S.A we have the three branchs of goverment.I belivewe have better unin than England. By:Mackenzie

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  23. I beleve we have a better union. We have more than one person in charge. In England they have a king.In the U.S.A we have 3 branches of goverment.The King of England did not listen to his people.

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  24. I belive we have a more perfect union. In England they have a king. In the United States of America we have The Three Branches of Goverment. The Three Branches of Goverment is The Executive Branch The Legislative Branch And also the Judical Branch.The king of England did not listen to his people. Every state has two senators. The house made the larger states happy. That is why I think we have a better union. By: McKenzie Adams

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  25. Our goverment is the best becuse we have more pepole in charge . In england they ony have one person in charge. The king of england would not listen. In the senate every state got two seaters. in the house we gave pepoel more. America rocks!!! by jerric

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  26. I think are union is better. We have more people in charge. In england they have a king in the usa we have the 3 branches of government. The king in england did not listen to his people. In the senate every state has 2 senateors the house made the larger states happy.I think are union is better. by Oliver

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  28. I belive we do have a betar gorvement!!! R1:We have more than one people in carge E:In Ealengnd they have a king,the USA has three branches.R2:The king would'nt lisen to his people
    thats how we have a beter gorvment
    BY: wyatt







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  29. I belive that we have a better union because we are a fair goverment but the king in england was not fair and the king did not listen to his people in the senate every state has 2 senators the representatives the house made the larger states happy population would decide how many people would serve in the house yes I think we have a better union. from nathan

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  30. I believe we have a perfect union. We have more than one person in charge. In England they have a king. The USA has 3 branches of government. The king of England did not listen to his people. That's why think we have a perfect union. By Elijah

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  31. I belive that we have a more perfect union because in England one person has all the power. But in america we have a guverment and we have freedom to vote or go were we want. kyson

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  32. I believe we do have a better union. In England the has all of the power. And we have freedom. In England they are ruled by a king and they are not free. We have a president that tells us what to do. For many years a king ruled America, the people didn't think it was right to have a king. They had a war. They won so they had a president instead. The first branch was the legislative branch. The second branch is the Congress. The last branch is called the executive branch. That is why I believe we have a better union.

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