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The Constitution of the United States

What are some of the U.S. Federal Government's powers?

It can pass laws.  It can collect taxes.  It can also form a military.  People in all states must follow laws passed by the federal government.

Why was General George Washington president of the convention?

He was known for his fairness.  The delegates trusted him.

What are some things the Constitution did for the U.S.?

It set up three branches of government.  It created the office of the president.  It created a congress with the power to make laws.  It created a system of federal courts.

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