Charge! We want representation! Framers are currently gathering around to revise our current Articles of Confederation Shays Rebellion caused quite the uprising. Let’s see what they come up with Tyranny, tyranny! We must remember what it was like under British rule. We shouldn’t be giving much power to Congress. But where should the power lie? We cannot give it all to the states. Congress must be able to levy taxes and regulate trade; otherwise our united nation would be 13. Gah… Tyranny… Hey, let’s just trash this and rewrite our national constitution. Clearly, this isn’t working. How is this new government? I think it should work. But tyranny… perfect! what? I wasn’t talking to you But what is this: We the people of the United States of America. People? Not States? Exactly. The people give the government their power. We must create new country different from all others. Has new constitution really been established yet? People are still arguing over what it should look like. I demand to have our government power separated! Uh, yeah, me too Two house legislature! Both MUST be based on population. Says who? ONE house legislature with equal representation! GRRRRRR! How about a two house legislature with one based on population and the other with equal representation? wow you’re smart One executive leader! Multiple! One! Multiple! One! Multiple! We’ll be back with more on the making of our country’s constitution. But first, this broadcast is brought to you by the Wilson-Sherman Corporation. Hello there! Are you sick and tired of your taxes being based on property? Are you sick and tired of your land values being lowered? We are! and to solve this matter, Mr. James Wilson and myself have come up with a genius plan. Let’s make taxes based on population! Ain’t that a great idea? Yes, and to add on, let’s make slaves PART of a person. one half one fifth Three fourths three sevenths three fifths. Oh my gosh, three fifths That’s perfect! From now on, slaves will count as three- fifths of a person and will count in taxes and state representation. Go southern states! Let’s all agree on this matter. If you do text three fifths 3737. Phones haven’t been invented yet, Roger. I can’t believe William Paterson thought you were smart. And now we’re back with more on the Constitution. Let’s take a look at what the government will look like. First there’s a legislative branch. This is how they work. I am Congress. I am Senate, based on equal representation. Us senators Serve six year terms. I’m the House of Representatives, based on population. We serve two-year terms. The legislative branch has the powers of the purse! We make laws, set taxes, and print and borrow money! Wonderful! Now let’s meet the President and the rest of the executive branch. Hi Mr. President. Oh hello. How old are you? 37 years old. How long have you been living in the United States? Uh..37 years and nine months. What’s your favorite thing about being president? I like being nice and granting pardons Anything else? I like making treaties. Anything else? No, I have to go appoint federal officers bye oh Okay Well that just leaves us with The judicial branch! Let’s take a peek at what the judges do. This law is unconstitutional. It shall not be passed. Dasugoonove Evonoogusad has been declared GUILTY of murdering Bobos Sobob! The Constitution is almost done! All we need now is 9 out of the 13 states to ratify it. Let’s see what’s holding everyone up. We can’t give the central government and the president all of the power Tyranny, we fear tyranny! The people need more power! We need our rights in the Constitution! The Constitution can never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience. I agree, Mr. Samuel Adams. Freedom of the press is very important to be outlined, but let’s hear what our other side has to say. Yay! Let’s go constitution. Ratify it! Woo-hoo, ratification So those are our two sides fighting for a say in the Constitution. Will it be ratified? Update! The constitution is now ratified. Here’s a live record of what went down on this memorable day. Huh, yeah, okay, we ratify it The end The end The end The end Now… The..th-the.. the end! The end! The end! [doing math] The answer is three sevenths! No, it’s three sixths, which is one half, you stupid! You have no right to call me stupid! Actually, according to the first amendment, Gavesh does have the right of speech, as well as press, petition, religion, and assembly. Ha! Hey! You’re not allowed to carry those around. Actually, according to the second amendment, Gavesh has the right to bear arms. *knock* Care to provide a comfortable shelter for a cold soldier? Ugh, no! According to the third amendment, Sarah can choose not to quarter a soldier. *whispers inaudibly* Gasp! Tienne has weapons! No I don’t… Y-yes you do… Sarah, search her! Actually, I can’t. According to the fourth amendment, it prevents you against unreasonable searches and seizures. *seizuring* I love you Gavesh, you’re guilty. Say it! Uhhhh.. Actually, according to the fifth amendment, Gavesh does not need to testify *against* himself. He also can’t be tried for the same thing twice. Gaveeeeesh! What do you have to say in your defense? Uh… Lawyer? According to the 6th amendment, Gaveeeeesh has the right to confront a witness and the right to lawyer. I’m suing you, Gavesh! Heh, good luck with that. I’ll make sure you don’t get a jury of peers. Actually… According to the seventh amendment, Sarah has the right to a jury of peers in a civil trial. Bah, you bad child! Shoplifting? You must get your head chopped off for this! Freeze! Don’t chop his head off! According to the 8th amendment, you can’t do cruel or unusual punishments. Sarah, why are you eating? The constitution doesn’t give you the right to eat. Actually, the ninth amendment gave the rights not stated or forbidden in the Constitution to the people. So Sarah can eat. This is not fair! Why can’t we turn right at a red light in New York? I must sue them! Now, now, let’s not get into the 11th amendment… But FYI, you can’t do that because the 10th amendment, which gave all power not in the federal government to the states. Hashtag tenth amendment! Update! The Constitution is officially ratified. Here is a befhdfjbbah Hello. Hey. Gavesh… get up… It’s turning the opposite way. You see it, right? Woww Oh, um… Good. Oops, it’s on my face Ready, set, go! Bahhh you bad child! Shoplifting? You must get your head chopped off- According to the wahaAHH!