A Quick Review: The Federal Government, Congress and A Bill Did you know? March 4, 1789, was the date the Constitution of the United States of America became the supreme law of the nation. Our form of government has been in existence for over 2 centuries, making it the oldest continuous government based on a written constitution in the world. ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2000
A Quick Review: The Federal Government, Congress and A Bill
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  • Nan Musson
    Speech Pathology Section, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
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Article   |   October 01, 2000
A Quick Review: The Federal Government, Congress and A Bill
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2000, Vol. 10, 5-8. doi:10.1044/nnsld10.3.5
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2000, Vol. 10, 5-8. doi:10.1044/nnsld10.3.5
Did you know?
March 4, 1789, was the date the Constitution of the United States of America became the supreme law of the nation. Our form of government has been in existence for over 2 centuries, making it the oldest continuous government based on a written constitution in the world. The constitutional government provided two important concepts:
  1. It united the states as a single entity, setting the stage for strength and growth; and

  2. It stated the rights of the individual and the limitations of government, thus protecting us from tyranny.

The Preamble to the Constitution states two reasons for writing the Constitution that reflect the need for a system of checks and balances.
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