What is in the Constitution?

Article #1

Section 1

Two houses in Congress were made. The Senate and House of Representatives.

Section2

A Senator's term is six Years long and a Representatives term is two years, and there are atleast 1 Representative per State.

Section 3

There are 100 Senators in the United States, 2 for Each States. Senators are elected by classes and aren't all elected at the same time. Senators must be 35 years old to run.

Impeachment trials

During an impeachment trial, the Cheif of Justice presides over the proceedings. The Senate is the one who puts the President on trial and 2/3 members must be present to impeach him. The President cannot be jailed though

SeCtIOn 4

Congress meets at least once a year on the First Monday of December.

Section 5

Groups are entitled to quorums. The House has the right to kick out a member of Congress with a 2/3 vote or all house.

Section 6

The Department of Treasury has the right to collect taxes from Americans who have jobs. No Senator of Representative can have another job in Congress.

Section 7

The House of Representatives has the right to make bills for revenue.

Vetos

The President can veto or appeal a bill if they don't like it. 2/3 of the House of Representatives can overturn a Presidential veto though.

Section 8

Congress has the power to set and receive taxes

Section 9

The importation of slaves is legal in all states but by the year 1808, that would be prohibited

Section 10

Any powers the State doesn't have, Congress takes all of those powers.

Article 2

Section 1

The person in charge of the Executive Branch is the President and he is in power for four years. He must be born in the United States and atleast 35 years old. If he dies or is removed during Presidency, the Vice President is in charge. They are inaugurated on the 20th of January.

Section 2

The Commander in Cheif or the Army and Navy is the President. He can also appoint ambassadors, Judges of the Supreme Court, Ministers and Consuls, other offices of the United States, and make treaties.

Section 3

The President gives his State of Union address in January.

Section 4

All civil officers can be impeached for bribery, treason and other big crimes and misdemeanors

Article 3

Section 1

There is only one Supreme Court and they cannot hear every case presented to them. Judges in which work for the court can be impeached.

Section 2

This can allow the Supreme Court to change or review the trials of lower courts.

SeCtion 3

Congress is given the power to decide if someone should be committed for treason.

Here is the Supreme Court in Washington DC.
The Amendments

1. This gives the people the right to assemble, right to their own religion, and freedom to speak what you want.

2. The Right to own a firearm

3. No keeping soldiers in homes without the consent of the owner

4. Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures

5. Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy.

6. Protects the right to 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.

7. Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law.

8. Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment.

9. Protects rights not enumerated in the Constitution.

10. Reinforces the principle of federalism by stating that the federal government possesses only those powers delegated to it by the states or the people through the Constitution.

11. Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders; lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.

12. Revises presidential election procedures.

13. Abolishes Slavery

14. Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clauses.

15. Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

16. Permits Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census.

17. It established the way Senators are elected

18. Prohibited the manufacturing or sale of alcohol within the United States.

19. Any gender could vote equally

20. Changes the date on which the terms of the President and Vice President and Senators and Representatives end and begin.

21. Repeals the 18th Amendment.

22. Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president: a person cannot be elected president more than twice.

23. Grants the District of Columbia electors

24. Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of a poll tax or any other tax.

25. Established that if the president is taken ill or is kicked out, the Vice President takes over.

26. Establishes 18 year olds are the youngest age that which someone can vote.

27. Laws set by Congress do not take effect until the next year.

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