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How America's Government Came To Be

                 A Fun Little Story, Written By Me.

 

 

 

By Joshua Jensen

 

 

April 19, 1775

 

 

 

 

A little country wanted to feel

 

happy and alive

 

 

 

The evil redcoats told them no

 

 

 

 

 

So to war these two groups

 

would go

 

The country was young and

 

unskilled

 

 


But many british they had

 

killed

 

Finally in 1783

 

 

 


The little country at last was

 

free

 

America became a great place

 

 


But needed some laws for

 

criminals to face

 

A group of men got together

 

 

 


And began writing a bill with a

 

feather

 

The Articles of Confederation

 

came to be

 

 

 

How bad they were, these men

 

did not see

 

However these articles barely

 

worked

 

 

 

The government’s duties began

 

to be shirked

 

 

Taxes nobody could collect

 

 

 

A president they could not

 

elect

 

The Government had no say

 

 

It was clear these articles

 

could not stay

 

A new document America did

 

write

 

 

 

 

This young government would

 

not be taken light

 

The Constitution defines our

 

country

 

 

 

But what if we need a new

 

entry?

 

A great thing about this page

 

 

 

Amendments can be added

 

with age

 

The new government with its

 

three branches

 

 

Supported people from cities to

 

ranches

 

The constitution taxed people for

 

money

 

 

But not unfairly, that would not

 

be funny

 

 

Though america worked through

 

many a strife

 

 

The constitution gave the

 

country new life

 

Today the constitution

 

still stands

 

 

 

 

Respected and admired

 

across many lands

 

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