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civics and governmen


Libral the role of government is to foster the well being of the individual.
republican principles , meaning it is governed by elected representatives rather than by people who inherit political power or seize it by force.
of the people, by the people, for the people." Abraham Lincoln succinctly and eloquently expressed these ideas in the Gettysburg Address (1863), when described U.S. government as being "
document's preamble They wanted to unite the states under one government and ensure that citizens could pursue prosperity while enjoying safety and freedom under the rule of law.
articles provide for the three branches of government, establish the rights of states, and set forth procedures for ratifying and amending the Constitution.
Article 6 states that no other laws can contradict any part of the Constitution.
Article 5 a constitutional amendment can be proposed by Congress if it is supported by two-thirds majorities in both the House and Senate. The proposed amendment then must be ratified by three-fourths of the states . This process ensures that amendments have
ratified political leaders agreed to wait to make amendments to the Constitution
The first ten Amendmen amendments to the U.S. Constitution, passed in 1791, became the Bill of Rights.
The First Amendmen, for example, gaurantees freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of press.
The Sixth and Seventh Amendments guarantee citizens' rights to trial by jury.
The Thirteenth Amendment (1865) outlawed slavery
the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) established that the rights of citizens "shall not be denied or abridged ... on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
The Nineteenth Amendment (1920) gave women the right to vote.
The twenty-fourth Amendment (1964) banned poll taxes, which some states were using to prevent African Americans from voting.
The Twenty-sixth Amendment (1971) lowered the voting age to 18.
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