What does the Constitution do?

The Constitution creates the federal government. It says how the federal government works. It creates a government where citizens choose senators and representatives to make laws for the country. The Constitution also protects the basic rights of all Americans. People at the Constitutional Convention wrote the Constitution in 1787. It is the oldest Constitution in the world that is used today.

Words in bold are English words you may not know. You can learn these words in the Word List.

Question Asked in Exam :

What does the Constitution do?

Correct answers (choose one):

  • sets up the government
  • defines the government
  • protects basic rights of Americans
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