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us constitution

TermDefinition
What the constitution is The supreme law of the u.s.a
Two reasons its the sumpreme law No law can contradict it No one is exempt from following it
Why the constitution written Set up the structure of the US government
Reasons the articles of confederation failed No separation of powers Weak central government No power to tax
Preamble Statement of purpose
Articles 1: Legislative Branch 2: Executive branch 3: Judicial Branch 4: Relations Among the States 5: Amendment Process 6: Federal Power 7: Ratification
Congress Make laws Declare war
Executive Branch Enforce Laws
Supreme Court Interpret Laws
Relations Among the States How the states are supposed to deal with each other
Amendment Process How you get an amendment approved
Federal Power How the constitution is the supreme law
Ratification How states approve things
Amendments 27 Total 1st ten are the bill of rights
13th Amendment Abolished Slavery
15th Amendment Right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous servitude
19th Amendment Womens Sufferage
26th Amendment Lowers voting age to 18
1st Amendment freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to asseble, and to petition
2nd Amendment Right to bear arms
3rd Amendment No quartering of soldiers during peace time
4th Amendment No unreasonable search and seizure
5th Amendment Indictments; Due process; Self-incrimination; Double Jeapordy, and Rules for Eminent Domain
6th Amendment Right to a Fair and Speedy Public Trails, Notice of Accustaions, Confronting One’s Accuser, Subpoenas, Right to Counsel
7th Amendment Right to trail by jury in civil cases
8th Amendment No excessive bail, fines, or cruel and unusual punishments
9th Amendment There are other rights not written in the constitution
10th Amendment All rights not given to Federal Government belong to states and people
Created by: lorianna