The Constitution

What you’ll learn to do: explain the functions of a constitution

In this section, you will learn about the basic tenants of the U.S. Constitution. You will learn about how the relatively short, seven articles of the Constitution provide a foundation for American values and the basic structure of federalism and the separation of powers.


The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Basics of the Constitution
  • Reading: Washington State Constitution

Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.