A non-criminal case/ NOT against the law
rule of law
no-one is above the law
power remains with the people, not with the government or its' leaders
separation of powers
powers distributed equally to each branch so no branch is too powerful
checks and balances
ensures each branch is checked by other branches for balance
government where people vote for representatives
a legal framework for government which shows how a government is organized
A change to the Constitution
Bill of Rights
a list of our freedoms and rights added to the Constitution
the president's group of advisors
members of the Supreme Court in the Judicial Branch and the Supreme Court's decisions are absolute and final
includes the House of Representatives and the Senate
first article of the Constitution
explains the powers of the Legislative Branch
second article of the Constitution
explains the powers of the Executive Branch
third article of the Constitution
explains the powers of the Judicial Branch
fourth article of the Constitution
explains the relationship between the states
fifth article of the Constitution
explains the amendment process
sixth article of the Constitution
explains national debt and that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land and everyone should obey it
seventh article of the Constitution
shows the delegates that ratified the Constitution
powers of the federal government
Congress declares war, prints new money, U.S. Post office, signs peace treaties
powers of the state government
schools, driver's licenses, voting
powers the state and federal government BOTH have
roads connecting states, taxes, courts, new laws
Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition
Right to bear arms
The government cannot force people to keep troops in their private homes
Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures
The Right to Remain Silent/Double Jeopardy, right to due process
The right to a Speedy Trial by jury, representation by an attorney for an accused person
Right to a trial by jury in civil cases
No cruel or unusual punishment
Citizens entitled to rights not listed in the Constitution
Powers not given to federal government go to people and States
Which branch makes the laws?
Which branch carries out the laws?
Which branch interprets the laws?
Which branch has the Senate and the House of Representatives?
Which Branch has the President and Vice President
Which branch had the Supreme Court?
Which branch can write and pass a bill ?
Which branch can overrule a presidential veto by 2/3 majority vote?
Which branch can declare war?
Which branch can impeach a government official?
Which branch can determine whether laws and treaties are unconstitutional?
Which branch presides over the impeachment trials?
Which branch can sign or veto bills passed by Congress?
Which branch can call Congress together for a special session?
Which branch can sign treaties?
Which branch has the commander in chief of the armed forces?
Which branch can grant pardons?
What is needed for an amendment to be proposed?
2/3 of Congress or 2/3 of the convention
What is needed for an amendment to be ratified?
3/4 of Congress or 3/4 of the convention
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