Protecting Our Rights

The Declaration of Independence states that the purpose of government is to protect the unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness,” and that power is given to governments by the “consent of the governed.”

Constitutional Tree

This Constitutional Tree provides a visual reference to the broad foundational history, the outline of the Constitution, the principles of governing, and the first ten changes to the United States Constitution. Download/print the Constitutional Tree pdf.

The Value of Article V

The framers of our republic, based on democratic principles, included Article V as the component that would ensure their work would endure the test of time.



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