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Politics of the United States
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Process of impeachment
The House of Representatives has the power of impeachment. Article II of the United States Constitution states in Section 4 that "The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors."
President of the senate
Vice President of the US; has no vote unless there is a tie.
President pro tempore
Someone who fills in when there is an absence of the Vice President is the role of the President Pro Tempore. The president pro tempore designates other senators to preside in his absence, generally new members of the majority party
Power to try all impeachments
Presides over the trial of the president of the USA
VP would assemble cabinet, majority would agree and notify president tempore. Unless president protested, VP would become president.
What would happen if the president became very ill and was too ill to make decisions?
Last paragraph of Article 1, Section 8
Gives congress the power to try all impeachments
Betrayal of country
Freedom of speech, religion, and press
president must have 4-year term but can do another 4-year term to make an 8-year team. Must be a citizen of this country and must be 35 years old and 14 years as a resident
the right to a fair trial with due process, and protects against double jeopardy and self incrimination
If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case where in either a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified."
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President. If the VP believes president is unable to continue in office, Vice President would gather congress and if the majority says the president is unable to continue, the Vice President would take over all duties and powers of the president.
What kinds of things got even worse after the revolution
Union of the states
What did George Washington know was needed?
Farmers were in dire economic straits and many had significant debts after the war. Creditors demanded payment in cash, but there was not enough hard currency available. No national currency existed, and Massachusetts was levying high taxes in an effort to pay off the state's debts. Farmers who couldn't pay their debts faced repossession of their property and debtors' prison.
Why did a rebellion begin in Massachusetts?
had been a captain in the Continental army, was only one of many Massachusetts citizens who decided that something had to be done
months after the rebellion began, with passions still high, Shays marched with more than a thousand farmers to the federal arsenal in Springfield, Massachusetts. They were met by the state militia. The militia opened fire, killing four and wounding dozens. The rebels fled, pursued by the militia: "The nearer we come to these people," wrote one militiaman, "the more we despise their characters." By February, the uprising was crushed. Shays escaped to Vermont.
To Mend the articles of confederation
Why did the states send 55 delegates to a convention in Philadelphia in May 1787?
Expense of personal liberty
Why did Henry and many other Americans fear centralized power?
A step backward
What did the Constitution represent for Henry and for many other Anti-Federalists?
Constitution was incomplete (needed amendments)
In leading the opposition to the Constitution in Massachusetts, what did Samuel Adams and John Hancock argue?
If the state ratified the Constitution, the new Congress would consider amending it to include a bill of rights.
What compromise did delegates in Massachusetts reach regarding the Constitution?
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