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Constitution- Amy


Article I Congress is established (Bicameral)
Article I, Section 1 The Vesting Clause (Legislative powers vested in Congress)
Article I, Section 2, Clauses 1-3 1) Make-up of the House of Representatives, Election and Term of members 2) Qualifications of Representatives 3) The 3/5 Clause (apportionment of representatives and direct taxes, census)
Article I, Section 3, Clauses 1-3 1) The Senate (amended by the 17th amendment, section 1) 2) Classification of Senators; filling of vacancies (amended by the 17th amendment) 3) Qualification of Senators
Article I, Section 4 1) The Time, Place, and Manner Clause (Control of congressional elections) 2) Time for assembling of Congress (amended by the 20th amendment, section2)
Article I, Section 5 1) Each House to be the judge of the election and qualifications of its members; regulations as to quorum 2) Each House to determine its own rules 3) Journals/ yeas and nays 4) Adjournment
Article I, Section 6 1) The Speech and Debate Clause (Compensation and priveleges of members of congress) 2) Incompatible offices; exclusions
Article I, Section 7 1) The Origination Clause (Revenue Bills to originate in House) 2) The Presentment Clause (Manner of Passing Bills; veto power of President) 3) Concurrent orders or resolutions to be passed by President
Article I, Section 8, Clauses 1-3 General Powers of Congress 1) The Common Defense and General Welfare Clause (Taxes, duties, imposts, and excises) 2) Borrowing of money 3) The Interstate and Indian Commerce Clause (Regulation of commerce)
Article I, Section 9, Clauses 1-3 1) Migration or importation Clause (migration or importation of certain persons not to be prohibited before 1808) 2) Writ of Habeas Corpus not to be suspended; exception 3) Bills of attainder and ex post facto laws prohibited
Article I, Section 10 1) The Contract Clause (Limitations of the powers of the several states) 2) State imports and duties 3) The Compact Clause (further restrictions on powers of states)
Article II, Section 1, Clauses 1-3 1) The President; the executive power 2) Electoral College (appointment and qualifications of presidential electors) 3) Original method of electing the President and VP (replaced by the 12th amendment)
Article II, Section 2 1) The Commander in Chief Clause (may grant reprieves and pardons) 2) The Advice and Consent Clause, (Pres. may with concurrence of Senate, make treaties, appoint ambassadors, etc.) 3) President may fill vancies in office during recess of Senate
Article II, Section 4 1) All civil offices removable by impeachment
Article III, Section 1 1) Judicial powers; how vested; term of office and compensation of judges
Article III, Section 2 1) The Diversity of Citizenship Clause (Jurisdiction of federal courts) amended by the 11th amendment 2) The Exceptions Clause (Original and appellate jurisdiction of Supreme Court) 3) Trial of all crimes, except impeachment, to be by jury
Article III, Section 3 1) Treason defined, conviction of 2) Congress to declare punishment for treason; proviso
Article IV, Section 1 The Full Faith and Credit Clause (Each state to give full faith and credit to the public acts and records of other states) The Comity Clause
Article IV, Section 2 1) The Priveleges and Immunities Clause (Priveleges of Citizens) 2) The Extradition Clause (Extradition between the several states) 3) The Fugitive Slave Clause (Persons held to labor in one state, fleeing to another, to be returned- El. by 13th
Article IV, Section 3 1) New States 2) Regulations concerning territory
Article IV, Section 4 1) The Republican Form Clause (Republican form of government and protection guaranteed the several states)
Article V Ways in which the Constitution can be amended
Article VI 1) Debts contracted under the Confederation secured 2) The Supremacy Clause (Constitution, laws, and treaties of the United States to be Supreme) 3) The No Religious Test Clause (no religious test as to official qualification)
Article VII Constitution to be considered adopted when ratified by nine states
Article I, Section 2, Clauses 4 and 5 4) Filling of vacancies in representation 5) Selection of officers; power of impeachment
Article I, Section 3, Clauses 4-7 4) Vice President to be President of Senate 5) Selection of Senate Officers; President pro tempore 6) Senate to try impeachments 7) Judgment in cases of impeachment
Article I, Section 8, Clauses 4-10 4) The Naturalization Clause (Naturalization and Bankruptcy) 5) Money, weights, and measures 6) Counterfeiting 7) Post Offices 8) Patents and Copyrights 9) Inferior Courts 10) Piracies and felonies
Article I, Section 8, Clauses 11-16 11) The War Clause (War, marque, and reprisal) 12) Armies 13) Navy 14) Land and Naval Forces 15) Calling out militia 16) Organizing, arming, and disciplining militia
Article I, Section 8, Clauses 17 and 18 17) Exclusive legislation over District of Columbia 18) The Necessary and Proper Clause/ The Elastic Clause (To enact laws necessary to enforce the Constitution)
Article I, Section 9, Clauses 4-6 4) Capitation and other direct taxes (see the 16th amendment) 5) Exports not to be taxed 6) No preference to be given to parts of any state; interstate shipping
Article I, Section 9, Clauses 7 and 8 7) Money, how drawn from treasury; financial statements to be published 8) Title of Nobility not to be granted (acceptance by gov't officers of favors from foreign powers)
Article II, Section 1, Clauses 4-8 4) Congress may determine time of choosing electors and day for casting their votes 5) Qualifications for the office of Pres. 6) Filling the vacancy in the office of Pres. (am. by 20th and 25th) 7) Compensation of Pres. 8) Oath of Office
Article II, Section 3 The Faithful Execution of the Laws Clause (President to give advice to Congress; may convene or adjourn it on certain occasions; to receive ambassadors etc.; have laws executed and commision all officers
the three houses executive, judicial, legislative
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