10 terms

Constitution Set A

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Constitution
a document that sets out the basic laws, principles, organization and processes of government.
Preamble
the introductory part of a statute or deed, stating its purpose, aims, and justification.
Article I
Creates/outlines the legislative branch of government (Congress)
Article II
Creates/outlines the Executive branch of government (the President & his/her cabinet)
Article III
creates/outlines the Judicial branch of government (Supreme Court & lower courts)
Article IV
Outlines the relations of states to the federal government as well as to each other
Article V
Details the method for amending the Constitution
Article VI
The Constitution is the supreme law and assumes all debts under the A.O.C.
Article VII
Details the process for ratifying the Constitution
Amendments
An article added to the U.S. Constitution (there are 27 total)
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