What is in the Constitution?

Article One

Section 1: All legislative powers will be put in Congress which will consist of the House of Representatives and the senate.
Section 2: A Representative has to be the age of 25, must has been a citizen for 7 years, and will be chosen every 2 years. Representatives and taxes will be given out fairly among the several states. Each state must also have at least one representative.
Section 3: the senate will feature two senates from each state. The senate has to be 30 years old, has to be a citizen for 9 years, and they will be newly chosen every 6 years. They will be given the power to impeach a president. Each state will have 1 Senator.section 4: the Congress has to assemble once every year and it will be on the first Monday in December.
Section 5: each house will meet to discuss their own members, this is called a quorum. Each house may also be able to punish the other members for disorderly behaviors. Sometimes with the agreement of two thirds of the houses, they can expel the member.
Section 6: both houses of Congress, senate and House of Representatives, will receive a compensation for their serveses by collecting taxes from Americans. During the time of their election, no senate or representative will be able to go to any civil office under the authority from the US.
Section 7: the House of Representatives will be able to send bills that will raise revenue. Every bill, before it becomes a law, will go through the senate, the House of Representatives, and finally, the president who will officially make it become a law. Although if he/she doesn't sight it and returned it, it is called a veto. Section 8: Congress has the power to make and collect taxes.
Section 9: states will be allowed to get slaves imported to them until 1808, after that, the slave trade will end.
Section 10: without the Comgresses concent, no state will be able to; make treaties or alliances with other countries, put imposts or duties on imports and exports, and keep troops, or start war.

Article two

Section 1: the power over the US is in the President. He/she will run for fours years. To be elected each state must give a number of electors equal to their senates and representatives added together. Although, no senator or representative will be an elective. The person with the highest number of votes wins presidency. Section 2: the President is able to become the Commander in Chief of the Army and the Navy. The President will have the power to make treaties and appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and members, judges of the Supreme Court, and other officers in the US.
Section 3: Every now and then, the president must tell Congress information about the State of Union.
Section 4: the President, Vice President, and any civil officers can be removed from office through impeachment for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Article Three

Section 1: the Supreme Court will control the judicial branch. The judges, supreme and inferior courts, will hold their offices during good behavior.Section 2: the Supreme Court will see and hear all cases through the judicial branch. They will have the power to appelate jurisdiction.
Section 3: Congress has the power to declare the punishment of treason.

27 Amendments

First amendment: Gives us the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
Second amendment: Gives is the right to bear arms.
Third amendment: gives us the right to assemble soldiers.

Fourth amendment: gives the right to search and seizure.

Fifth amendment: rights to the grand jury, double jeopardy, self incrimination, and the due process.
Sixth amendment: when a criminal is accused they have the rights to a jury trial, able to confront opposing witness, and to the counsel.

Seventh amendment: anyone has the right to a jury trial.

Eighth amendment: getting the protection from excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.
Ninth amendment: non-enumerate rights.
Tenth amendment: all rights are reserved for the respected states.

Eleventh amendment: allowed to makes suits against the state.

Twelve amendment: have the right to vote for and elect a president and Vice President
Thirteenth amendment: The abolishment of slavery and involuntary servitude.
Fourteenth amendment: punishes state for denying a vote and disqualifies confederate officials and debt.
Fifteenth amendment: Ginpving the people the right to vote.
Sixteenth amendment: The government will start receiving a federal income tax.
Seventeenth amendment: getting a popular election of senators.
Eighteenth amendment: the ban of production, transportation, importantion, and selling of alcoholic drinks.

Nineteenth amendment: giving women the right to vote.

Twentieth amendment: commencement of the presidential term and their successes.
Twenty first amendment: the ability to repel the eighteenth amendment of prohibition.

Twenty second amendment: the president gets two years in term.

Twenty third amendment: presidential vote from the District of Columbia.
Twenty fourth amendment: poll tax requirements in federal elections are abolished.
Twenty fifth amendment: the presidential vacancy, disability, and inability.
Twenty sixth amendment: the age to vote is 18
Twenty seventh amendment: the right to congressional compensation.

What does the constitution mean for me?

The constitution means my freedom. It shows structure in our community and in our government. I couldn't imagine what I could have been like with the articles of confederation, probably like anarchy. Although, the constitution doesn't show a chart to me, it shows stability. A line you can't cross. To me, the constitution is everything, I could have grown up with much different rights and much different than I am now without the constitution.


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