What is in the Constitution?

Article I

Section 1: Legislative branch

The two houses of Congress are the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Section 2: House of Representatives

A Representative serves two years and has to be twenty five years old. You do not have to be born in the United States to be a Representative. They are also determined by the state's population. The minumun number of Representatives a state can have is one.

Section 3: The Senate

Each state is allowed two senators, there are 100 senators in the United States today. A Senator will serve six years in Congress. All senators are not elected at the same time, and they have to be thirty-five years of age. You do not have to be born in the U.S. To be a Senator, but you need to have been a citizen for nine years.

Section 4: Congress

Congress must meet at least once a year. The first meeting is the first Monday in December every year.

Section 5: House judging

A quorum is the minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid. The House decides it own rules and proceedings.

Section 6

The Department of the Treasury collects federal taxes from the people. A member of congress cannot hold any other office while still being in congress.

Section 7

Bills for revenue originate in the House of Representatives. If the President doesn't sign a law and it returns it is called a veto. Both houses need two-thirds to override the President's veto.

Section 8

Congress has the power to set taxes and collect tax money.

Section 9

The migration or importation of slaves is legal until 1808.

Section 10

States cannot enter into a treaty. States cannot without concent of congress place imposts on imports or exports. States cannot without the concent of congress keep troops, or harbor Ships of War in time of peace.

Article II

The executive branch helps make laws. The President is "in charge" of this branch. The President is in power for four years unless elected twice. There are 538 Electors in the Electoral College. Senators and Representatives cannot be apart of the Electoral College. A president can be impeached for Conviction, Treason, Bribery, or Crimes and Misdemeanors

Article III

The Judicial Branch interprets laws. There is only one Supreme Court. A Judge can be impeached if they don't show good behavior. The Supreme Court does not hear every case in the United States. Congress decides if a person has committed treason.

The first amendment says congress cannot put laws on religion, keeping freedom of religion. It covers freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and other freedoms we have.
The second amendment : through a regulated militia for the security of states, the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

Amendment III

Amendment three places restrictions on quartering soldiers without the owners concent.

Amendment IV

No unreasonable search or arrest

Amendment V

No double jeopardy or no witness against yourself.

Amendment VI

Rights of accused in criminal cases.

Amendment VII

Trial by jury

Amendment VIII

No excessive bail or punishment

Amendment IX

People get rights not listed in the constitution.

Amendment X

Any rights not given to federal government are given to the states and people.

Amendment XI

Individual cannot sue a state in a federal court.

Amendment XII

Separate ballots for President and Vice President.
Amendment XIII: abolish slavery.
Amendment XIV

If you are born or naturalized in the U.S. Then you are a citizen of the U.S.

Amendment XV

You cannot prevent a person from voting because of race, color, or creed.

Amendment XVI

Income tax

Amendment XVII

Popular election of U.S. Senators.

Amendment XVIII


Amendment XIX

Women get the right to vote

Amendment XX

President takes office on January 20th instead of March 4th.

Amendment XXI

Repeal prohibition

Amendment XXII

President can only serve two terms

Amendment XXIII

Washington D.C. Residents can vote for president

Amendment XXIV

Anti poll tax

Amendment XXV: How President turns duties over to V.P. Due to illness

Amendment XXVI

18 year olds get to vote.

Amendment XXVII

Congress cannot accept a pay raise until next term.

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