**This is the chapter slice "The Constitution of the U.S.A. Gr. 5-8" from the full lesson plan "American Government"** Break down the complicated system that is the American government to discover how it all works. Our resource explores the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government to make it easier to understand. Learn what a government is, its roles, and why we need it. Recognize that there are several different kinds of government, like constitutional monarchy, dictatorship and representative democracy. Determine which kind of government embodies the United States. Find out the purpose of the Constitution and what rights citizens have within their government. Make a list of the main ideas for each of the amendments to the Bill of Rights. Move through the systems of government to discover how a bill becomes a law. Become the president and solve three problems your country is having. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional writing tasks, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.