United States History and Government


The United States has a fascinating history, which is very interesting. Lets learn about it, and the amazing ways that this great country is governed.

The Constitution 

The constitution is the document that holds the laws of the united states. It was written in 1787 by the founding fathers of the united states of america. It has been in use for more time than any other constitution in the world. It sets up the government, defines he government, and protects the basic right of the Americans. The first three words of the constitution are “We the people.” The constitution as 27 amendments, and the first 10 are known as the Bill of Rights.

Declaration of Independence 

The Declaration of independence, accepted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776; is the deceleration that was written and granted the purpose of setting the United State from Great Britain. Some rights in the Declaration of Independence include life, and liberty.

US Market

The United States economical system runs as a Capitalist Economy.


The branches of government are legislative, executive, and judicial. The legislative branch deals with laws, and congress. Congress is complied of the House of Representatives, and the Senate. There are 100 senators, who are elected for 6 years each term. There are 435 House of Representatives. They are elected for only two years. A US senator represents all people of the state. They help make the laws that are in place in our country. The executive branch is comprised of mayors, governors, and the president. A president is elected for a total of 4 years, and can only serve a max of two terms (8 years). The president is voted for in the month of November. If the president can no longer serve, than the Vice president will assume their role. If both the President and the Vice President can not serve, then the speaker of the house will become the president. The president can also sign and veto bills, which are proposal for prospective laws. The president’s cabinet advises the president. The positions in the cabinet include the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Health and Human services, Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary  of the Interior, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of State, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Attorney General, and Vice President. The Judicial branch contains the court/justice system and the highest court in the United States is the Supreme Court.

More US History will be coming up soon. Stay toon for more about the USA.