What is the constitution What is the constitution


There are 5 main focuses of Article one, and I have focused on them for the next few slides.

Section 1- legislative power in congress

They wanted to spread power between the three branches of federal government.

Only congress may excersise those powers.

However, the Supreme Court has ruled that Congress does have power to regulate powers of executive agencies.
The Senate of the United States is composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature for six years, and each Senator has one vote.

All Bills for that can raise revenue should originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or disagree with Amendments as on other Bills.

Article The President shall serve either 1 term of 4 years, 2 terms of 8 years, or resign/ be impeached along the time.

The President of the Senate in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, will open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted.

Article 3

The court cases involved with the Supreme Court shall take place in the Supreme Court .

The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury.

Prepare for a list of all 27 ammemdments.

1. Rights to Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition

2. Right to Bear Arms

3. Quartering soldiers

4. Search and seizure

5. Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, Due Process

6. Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions: Rights to Jury Trial, to Confront Opposing Witnesses and to CounseL.

7. Jury Trial

8. Protections against Excessive Bail, Cruel and Unusual Punishment

9. Non-enumerated rights

10. Rights reserved to states.

11. Suits against a state

12. Election of President and Vice-President

13. Abolition of slavery and involuntarily servitude.

14. Protects rights against state infringements, defines citizenship, prohibits states from interfering with privileges and immunities.

15. Voting rights

16. Federal income taxes

17. Popular election of senators

18. Prohibition

19. Women's right to vote

20. Commencement of Presidential Term and Succession

21. Repeal of 18th amendment

22. Two term limitation on president

23. District of Columbia Presidential Vote

24. Abolition of Poll Tax Requirement in Federal Elections

25. Vacancy disability inability

26. Right to vote at 18

And 27. Congressional Compensation

The end

Conclusion Slide -

What does the constitution mean to you?

To me, the Constitution means freedom. I know it is a lot more in depth than that, but I still make a point. Without the constitution, we would either be very governed, nor hardly governed at all, but you need a balance. It would also prohibit the ability to call court cases to the Supreme Court, which make important decisions. Finally, with no constitution, there would be very little law, meaning people could be doing a lot more bad things, and no one could do anything about it, nor stop them. So while there may be some restrictions, and it is 100% about freedom, I still think that that is what the constitution means to me.


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