The introductory sentence, thesis, hook to the U.S. Constitution
"We the People"
The Constitution's Preamble begins with.
To Provide for the Common Defense, to form a more perfect union, to Establish Justice
What is in the Preamble?
The Legislative Branch
Article One of the Constitution describes.
The Executive Branch
Article Two of the Constitution describes.
The Judicial Branch
Article Three of the Constitution describes.
The Rights/Powers of the States
Article Four of the Constitution describes.
How the Constitution is Amended/Changed
Article Five of the Constitution describes .
Natural born citizen, 35 years of age or older, Must have lived in the U.S. for 14 years
What are the requirements to be President?
The "Upper House"
What house is the Senate in?
Representation is based on each state's population
What is true about The House of Representatives?
It is a Lifetime appointment/job
What is true about The Supreme Court?
Judge the Laws
The Judicial Branch..
Enforces the Laws
The Executive Branch..
Makes the Laws
The Legislative Branch..
Checks & Balances
What keeps each branch of governtment in check?
The President's Version of Checks & Balances
Due Process is..
Fair Treatment in Court/Investigations, Right to a Speedy Trial, Right to Have a Lawyer
The 1st Amendment guarantees..
Free Speech/Free Exppression, Right to Assmeble/Petition Gov't, Freedom of Religion & Seperation of Church of State
The 2nd Amendment guarantees..
Right to bear arms and have a militia
The 3rd Amendment guarantees..
Right to not quarter troops
The 16th Amendment..
Gave Fed. Gov't power to collect income taxes
The 4th Amendment..
Protects the Right to Privacy/Protection from Search and Seizure
The 19th Amendment..
Gave women the right to vote
The 5th Amendment guarantees..
Right to due process, right to a fair trial, right to plead the 5th
The 6th Amendment guarantees..
Right to a lawyer, Right to a speedy trial, Right to confront witnesses against you
The 8th Amendment guarantees..
Right to fair bail & protection from cruel unusual punishment
The 14th Amendment..
Re-established equal protection and due process for all citizens
The 18th Amendment..
The 9th Amendment guarantees..
Rights not listed yet
The 15th Amendment..
The 26th Amendment..
Gave 18 year olds the right to vote
The 22nd Amendment..
Limited presidents to 2 terms in office & said a person could only be president once
Th 27th Amendment..
Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress
The 24th Amendment..
Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes
The 17th Amendment..
Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote
The 10th Amendment gives..
Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution
What describes how a Bill becomes law?
Introduced in senate or house of reps, agreed to in both houses with or without amendments, sent to president for signature or veto
What describes how the constitution can be amended?
3/4 of state legislature ratify/agree to amendment OR 3/4 of senate and house of reps ratify/agree to amendment
What describes justice to supreme court is appointed?
Nomintaed by prestident the nagreed to by senate