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The Constitution

1st amendment
protects the freedom of religion, speech, and the press, as well the right to assemble and petition of the government
2nd amendment
Protects the right to keep and bear arms
3rd amendment
Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers out of war time
4th amendment
Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause
5th amendment
Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy
6th amendment
Protects the right to have a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel
7th amendment
Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law
8th amendment
Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment
9th amendment
Asserts the existence of unenumerated rights retained by the people
10th amendment
Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution
John Dickinson
Who drew up the Articles of Confederation in 1777?
You do not need to recite/ or stand, but be respectful
Explain the conditions of the recitation of Pledge of Allegiance in the classroom.
held during/ after school (non-academic), and no teache participation.
What are the conditions for a high school Bible Study Club? What is/ is not allowed?
compensation is land taken by gov't (public use)
(private property) -> highway! school! etc...
-> equal amount - fair ->
What is just compensation? Under what conditions does it apply?
No bius/ neutral
The 6th Amendment guarantees a person an impartial jury - what does that mean?
[VP & P] -> 7 tickets 3-4 canidates
How did the 12th Amendment (1804) change the election process re: President and V.P.?
equal rights
The 14th Amendment was passed for the benefit of former slaves after the Civil War. Since the immigrants, women and homosexuals have used it to guarantee themselves what?
The 19th Amendment guaranteed women what in 1920?
According to the 26th amendment, you have to be over what age to vote?
You cannot becom HOR upon graduation. You can become one by age of 25.
Throughout high school you volunteered as Tom Conroy's intern, in college you were president of your class for fou years. Upon graduation you want to run fo Nikki Tsongas' HOR seat. Can you - explain?
No because he is not born in U.S.
Even though your college roommate was born and raised in France he is fluent in English, political savvy, and you encourage him to think about running for president. Shoud he - explain.
Federal government. Anti federalists
From whom or what was the Bill or Rights to protect US citizens? What group demanded one?
cruel / unsusual punishent
The death penalty can only be applied if there are clear consistent fules for applying it (not based on race, class or gender) and that the crime committed is the sole factor for the sentence. What does the 8th Amendment prohibits?
1) 2/3 congress
2) 3/4 legislative
There are two steps to amending the constitution:
1st speech/ assemble
While the protest by the westboro Baptist fhurch outside the Wayland mosque was distrubing to citizens, why did the Wayland police allow them to hold their signs on Rt 20?
"cheap immediat danger"
What would be the only restrictions on your answer to the above question?
Miranda Rights- remain silent/ anything you say an be held against you in court.
- Allowed a lawyer.
The Wayland police arresta drunken driver who has killed two pedestrian. The driver immediatly starts to explain the accident and why he was driving drunk. What must the police tell him and later provide for him if he can't afford one?
impeaded congress.
1) HOR - brings charges
2) senat - tries
3) cheif of justice - preside
The president lies to Congress about his involvement in the torture memos re: Guantanamo. What could happen to him? HOW would the process be carried out?