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Politics of the United States
27 Amendments Coach Cameron
Terms in this set (27)
Basic Freedoms-religion, press, petition, speech, assembly
Right to bear arms
No quartering of troops
No illegal searches or seizures
Rights of the accused (no self incrimination)
Right to fair and speedy trial
Right to trial by jury in civil case
No cruel and unusual punishment
Rights not listed in the Constitution are still protected
All powers not listed in the Constitution apply to the states
Prohibits citizens of one state from suing another state
Revises electoral college system (separates Pres and VP)
No state is authorized to pass any law that would take any rights of a citizen away.
Prohibits the denial of voting rights based on race, color.
Allows federal gov't income tax.
Direct election of U.S. Senators
Prohibition of alcohol
Women get right to vote
Lame Duck Amendment
Repeals prohibition of alcohol
Limits presidents to 2 terms in office
Washington D.C. gets electoral votes
Eliminates the use of poll taxes
Defines the process of presidential succession
Right to vote set at age of 18
Prevents Congressional pay raises during current term.
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Explain changes in American culture brought about by government policies such as voting rights. Use the quote below to explain changes in culture for women since passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteed them the right to vote. Then write a paragraph answering the following questions: According to the quote , how were women's roles chang ing? How did the right to vote affect women 's place in society? In your opinion , are women and men treated as equals? Why or why not? Also consider the following: female representation in American workforce; types of jobs held by women ; pay and job compensation .
Apply Concepts A sit-in was staged on the sidewalk in front of the State Department to protest a proposed pipeline from Alaska to the Gulf Coast. Was this event protected by the Constitution? Explain your answer.
Compare the U.S. Constitutional Republic to Historical Forms of Government Create a written or oral presentation comparing the U.S. constit utional republic to historical forms of government such as monarch y. Create a written or oral presentation comparing how the Magna Carta influenced the U.S. constitutional republic and the British monarchy. When writing the paragraph , answer the following questions: How did the Magna Carta democratize the British government? How did the Magna Carta influence the U.S. constitutional republic? Why is the Magna Carta an important document?
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