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Constitution (Gov.)

Parts of the Constitution

TermDefinition
Preamble Introduction to the constitution Explains the goals of the Government
Article One It explains how the Legislative Branch is organized
Article One Section Two Deals with the House of Representatives, the powers they have and the rules they follow.
Article One Section Three Deals with the Senate, the powers they have and the rules they follow
Article One Section Eight Part Eighteen This is known as the Necessary and Proper clause or elastic clause. It states that the government can do whatever they need to do in order to properly function.
Article Two Deals with the Executive Branch, the powers the president has and the rules he/she follows.
Article Three Deals with the Judicial Branch and sets up a federal court system.
Article Four Deals with the relations between states. States must honor the laws, records, and court decisions of other states.
Article Five Describes the process of amending the constitution
Article Six Also known as the Supremacy Clause States that the National Government is supreme
Article Seven Describes the process of ratification
Amendments 1-10 The Bill of Rights
Amendment One Guarantees the freedom of religion, speech, press, and the right to assemble
Amendment Two The right to bear arms
Amendment Three States that people DO NOT have to house soldiers
Amendment Four A warrant must be issued to search a persons property.
Amendment Five The process of law must be followed A person does not have to testify against themself
Amendment Six You have the right to a speedy trial
Amendment Seven Trial by Jurry
Amendment Eight No cruel or unusual punishment, excessive fires, or excessive bail.
Amendment Nine Nothing written in the constitution can be used to cancel amendments
Amendment Ten Also known as the Reserved Power Clause States that any power not listed in the constitution belongs to the state.
Created by: Annaslone02