The main key idea of the artical 1 in the constitution is the U.S. Constitution gives Congress its powers and limits. Congress is a branch of power called the legislative branch of government.
Key idea #2: Congress has the power to make laws according to the vesting clause, this makes it so no other branch is allowed to have the same power.
Key idea #3: A Representative must me 25 years of age or older to run for Representative for a 2 year term and a Senator must me 30 years of age or older to run for a 6 year term. The people running are chose by the people of that state.
Key idea #4: Congress ( Senators and Representatives) meet every year on the first Monday of December to examine the state of the country and discuss next years plan.
Key idea #5: A Senator or Representative that is getting payed by the Treasury of the United States shall not be arrested, unless convicted of a felony, treason, or a breach of peace.
Article #2 of the constitution key ideas.
Key idea #1: Article two makes up the executive branch where the President and Vice President come in to play. The president and Vice President are picked by the electoral votes (electors) for a four year term and eight year max. The president cannot be impeached unless done a felony, treason, or a breach of peace. If so the Vice President will be in office.
Key idea #2: the president has to give congress the union address witch is planning information. The president can veto a law and make sure all laws are faithfully executed. He is also the commander and chief of the military.
Article #3 of the constitution key ideas.
Key idea #1: The third article of the constitution is the judicial branch of the congress. It is a system of courts with a chief of justice who presides over the court. The highest court is the Supreme Court and then other courts made by congress.
Key idea #2: There are nine justices with no law on other lower courts. Congress is given the power to create and remove lower courts. Judges can hold there office for the rest of there lives until impeachment by congress. Supreme Court has the right to hear or go over any cases for the first time, Supreme Court has original jurisdiction.
Amendment #1: Freedom of assembly, freedom of press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of petition the government to correct grievances.
Amendment #2: The right to own a gun
Amendment #3: No quartering of soldiers in homes without the approval of the owner.
Amendment #4: The right to testify against oneself, freedom from unreasonable search and seized.
Amendment #5: The right not to be put on trial twice for the same crime, the right not to loose life, liberty or property, the right to be payed for private property taken for public use.
Amendment #6:The right to be tried in the state and district where the crime was committed, the right to a public trail, the right to have witnesses, the right to have a lawyer, the right to be tried after a crime, the right to know the charges, the right to obtain whiteness.
Amendment #7:In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment #8:No cruel or unusual punishment, no bail or fines.
Amendment #9: the enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment #10:The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States.
Amendment #11:A citizen of one state cannot sue another state in federal court.
Amendment #12: Members of the electoral college called electors each will vote for one person for president and one for vice president.
Amendment #13: Slavery is ambolished in United States
Admendment #14: All persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States and of the state in which they live. No state can take away rights of citizens of the United States .
Amendment #15:A citizen cannot be denied to right to vote because of race, color or previous conditions of servitude.
Amendment #16:Congress has the power to collect income taxes.
Amendment #17: The two United States senators from each state are to be elected by the people of the state.
Amendment #18: people may not sell or transport intoxicatingly liquors.
Amendment #19:The right to vote cannot be denied on another account of genders.
Amendment #20:Congress must meet at least once every year with the meeting beginning on January 3. Terms of the president and the vice president and on January 20.
Amendment #21: 18th amendment repealed.
Amendment #22: No person can be elected president more than twice.
Amendment #23: Citizens of the District of Columbia may vote.
Amendment #24: A person can not be denied vote because the have not paid taxes.
Amendment #25: A Vice President is president if president is removed.
Amendment #26: citizens 18 years or older may vote.
Amendment #27: If Congress votes itself a pay increase, that increase can't take effect until after the next election.
What does the constitution mean to me?
The constitution means freedom to me. The way I live my life and the way you live your life. Without the constitution I would be here today and I most likely wouldn't have my friends from different races, cultures and different backgrounds. The constitution changed me by give me what other countries don't have and a better future upon life. The founding fathers would have never thought of what it would do 300 years later and I'm the one who gets to experience the constitution at work.
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