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Articles& Amendments

Articles and Amendments

Article I Legislative: Sets up the legislative branch of the federal government. House of Reps elected every 2 yrs; Senate elected every 6 yrs
Article II Executive: Sets up the executive branch of the federal government; elected every 4 yrs
Article III Judicial: sets up the judicial branch of the federal government; appointed by the president (for life) and confirmed by the senate
Article IV Full Faith and Credit: Deals with interstate commerce; requires each state to recognize all offical documents and judgements made in other states
Article V Amending: Deals with Amending the Constitution; must have 2/3 vote in House and Senate and 3/4 of states approve to amend the Constitution
Article VI Supreme Law of the Land: States that the Constitution, national laws, and treaties are above any other law
Article VII Ratification: States that 9 of 13 states were needed to ratifiy (approve) the Constitution
1st Amendment Religion, Speech, Assembly, Press, and Petition
2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms
3rd Amendment Quartering of Soldiers
4th Amendment Searches and Seizures
5th Amendment Grand Juries, Double Jeopardy, Self-incrimination, Eminent Domain
6th Amendment Speedy and Public Trial, Court Procedures
7th Amendment Trial by Jury
8th Amendment Excessive Bails, Fines, and Cruel and Unusual Punishment
9th Amendment Rights retained by the people
10th Amendment Rights reserved to the states and people
Created by: twakalos