What Is In The Constitution?

Article I

The Legislative Branch is the focus of Article I. Legislative branch makes the laws. The two houses of Congress are The Senate and The House of Representatives. In Section two of Article I is about the House of Representatives. A Representative's term only last two years. In order to be a Representative you have be a 25 years old.
Section 3 is about The Senate. Each state has two Senators. In the United States today there are 100 Senators because there are 50 states. A Senator can serve a term of 6 years. In order to be a Senator you have to be the 30 years old. The Senate can put the President of the United States of America on trial. In Section 4 of Article 1 it talks about Congress has to meet every year at least once and it is usually on the first Monday of December.
Section 5 is about how each house(The Senate and The House of Representatives) can judge elections, returns and qualifications of its members, and a majority of each should pick a particular group of people to do business. Both houses can remove a member from either house of Congress. In Section 6 of Article I it talks about how the Senators and Representatives get paid through taxes that the people of America pay. Any member of congress cannot serve in any other federal positions.
In Section 7 it talks about how ,"All Bills for raising Revenue(collected money from taxes)shall originate in the House of Representatives". The House of Representatives creates the revenue bills. If the President does not sign a law and returns back to the House of Representatives then this is a veto. For Congress to get the law approved two thirds of the Houses must approve. Section 8 says that Congress has the power to set and receive tax and tax money.
Section 9 talks about the slaves in America and how they were called the "Other Persons". In 1808 the Slave trade would end. Section 10 would talk about how all the power is at Congress. The states can't do stuff without the consent of Congress.

Article II

Article II is based on the Executive Branch which enforces the laws. All the power goes to the President when it comes to the Executive Branch. The President has a term of four years. In order to become President you have to get 270 electoral votes from the 538 electors in the Electoral College. The President is also the Commander-in-chief of the military. The President can appoint Ambassadors, appoint other offices of the United States, appoint other public Ministers and Consuls, appoint Judges of the Supreme Court, and to make treaties.
Usually the State of the Union address is given in January. In Section 4 any civil officer(President, Vice President...etc) be removed from office for conviction of treason,bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Article III

Article III is the Judicial Branch. The Judicial Branch interprets the laws. There is One Supreme Court. In Section 2 of Article III "In all the other cases mentioned, the Supreme Court shall Appellate Jurisdiction(refers the higher courts power to review, revise, overturn or affirm the decisions made by the lower court)."
In the last section of Article III Congress decides if a person has committed treason. And no person can be convicted of treason without two testimonies in Court.


Congress cannot make laws that involve religion. People have freedom of speech and can say whatever they want to say. And the people can assemble peacefully to petition the government for change.
The right to bear arms. This is the right to own guns. We need a militia to protect us and without weapons to fight back then we are screwed.
No soldier can stay in a house with out the owner's permission to. So in the time of war a soldier cannot just say I am a soldier and I am going to stay here. They have to be mannerable and follow the law.
The people have privacy. Unreasonable searches or seizures are not allowed without a warrant. And the warrant has to be for a reason not just for a I am going to search your house.
The government must present witnesses and evidence to prove the crime. They cannot also force someone to testify. The Grand Jury has to decide if there should be trial held.
The government can't delay a trial and keep the person in jail so that is why it is a speedy trial. Public because the government can't have secret trials. The last part of the amendment guarantees the defendant a lawyer.
Civil cases means the refers to non-criminal cases. There is a trial by jury which means a group of people hear the case and decide if the defendant is guilty or not.
If a person is arrested for a crime the judge may set a price the person can pay to be set free till trial, this is called bail. There are excessive fines in the amendment saying that a fine shouldn't be so expensive.
The ninth amendment talks about the people's rights. The right to privacy was given I. 1965 to protect the privacy within a relationship.
The federal government is the national government. Some of the powers the federal government has is declaring war, collecting taxes, and many others. This amendment introduces the the idea of powers and states.
Sets limits on when a state can be sued. That gave immunity to states from law suits from different state citizens.
Electors should meet in their right states. Then vote by ballot for the President and Vice President they want.
The amendment allows for people to be arrested and sent to prison if they are forcing someone against their will to work. Slavery is still a punishable crime.
Anyone born in the United States becomes a. U.S citizen and has the rights of a citizen. Once a person becomes a citizen their citizenship cannot be taken away. Guarantees that the states cannot take away their privileges.
No one is denied a vote. Their race, color, or gender does not matter and they cannot be denied a vote. After the civil war many amendments were added to free slaves and allow them to have the same privileges.
Congress has the power to lay and collect taxes.
Senators would be directly elected. Each state would receive two Senators. And each senator will have a term of six years.
If alcohol is made, sold, or transported the alchol is prohibited. Congress and several states can enforce the law.
Everyone can vote. No matter if you are a women or a man.
The terms of the President and Vice President end January 20 when their four years are up. Congress should meet up at least once every year on the first Monday in December. The Vice President will become President if the President dies.
No alchohal shall be transported into other states without the approval of Congress.
No one can be president more than twice. Their term ends after 4 years.
The number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress.
People do not have to pay a tax in order to vote. You don't have to pay like some sort of fee.
If something happens to the President like he is impeached or suddenly dies. The Vice President will take his place.
The voting age is 18. So when you turn 18 that is when you can start voting.
States that have Congressional salary changes can not take effect until the beginning of the next Congress session.
The Constitution to me means that I have my rights as a U.S citizen. It means that I can have my opinions on things that matter like politics and sports. It also means that when I turn the age of 18 I won't be told no you are a women you can't vote. Without the Constitution I wouldn't have as many rights that I do have now. I can talk freely, I can own guns because of these rights.


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