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U. S. Constitution

U. S. Constitution

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U. S. Constitution

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  1. U. S. Constitution Return to Mr. Welbig's Webpage

  2. 3 Parts: • Preamble (Intro & Goals) • Articles (7) • Amendments (27)

  3. Preamble (Lists the Goals of our Government) • Form a more Perfect Union • Establish Justice • Insure Domestic Tranquility • Provide for the Common Defense • Promote the General Welfare • Secure the Blessings of Liberty

  4. Articles (7) (Describe our Government’s Plan) • Article 1: Legislative Branch • Article 2: Executive Branch • Article 3: Judicial Branch • Article 4: Relations Among the States • Article 5: The Amending Process • Article 6: National Supremacy • Article 7: Ratification of the Constitution

  5. Legislative Branch (Article 1) • Congress • - House of Reps • - Senate • Makes the Laws

  6. Executive Branch (Article 2) • President • Enforces the Laws

  7. Judicial Branch (Article 3) • Courts • Interprets/Applies the Laws

  8. Amendments(27) (Additions to our Constitution) Bill of Rights: 1st Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly 2nd Right to Bear Arms 3rd Quartering of Troops 4th Search & Seizure 5th Freedom of Life, Liberty & Property 6th Right to Speedy, Public Trial

  9. Amendments . . . Bill of Rights(Continued) • 7th Right to Trial by Jury • 8th Bail & Punishment • 9th All Other Rights • 10th Powers Reserved to the States

  10. amendments (Continued) #11 – #27 To be Covered Individually

  11. Principles of Constitution: • 1. Popular Sovereignty – the authority of the people. • 2. Limited Government – powers of the gov’t are limited. • 3. Federalism – power is shared between the Federal gov’t & State gov’t. • 3 Types of Powers: • Enumerated Powers (def. & ex.) • Reserved Powers (def. & ex.) • Concurrent Powers (def & ex.) • 4. Separation of Powers • Legislative Branch • Executive Branch • Judicial Branch • Checks & Balances – (def. & ex.)

  12. Miscellaneous Terms & Ideas • Proposal Ratify • Bill of Rights Writ • Bill of Attainder Libel • Search Warrant Arrest Warrant • Grand Jury Double Jeopardy • Due Process Bail

  13. Grading criteria You will be graded on the following . . . • Bill of Rights Poetry • Amendment Presentation • Checks & Balances Checklist