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Constitution and Bill of Rights

1st Amendment Freedom of Speech, Religion, and Press Right to Petition and Assemble
2nd Amendment Right to bear arms
3rd Amendment Quartering Troops
4th Amendment Protection from illegal searches and seizures
5th Amendment Due process, eminent domain, double jeopardy, and self-incrimination
6th Amendment Criminal Trials- trial by jury, speedy trial, call witnesses
7th Amendment Civil Trials- amount must exceed $20
8th Amendment Protection from cruel and unusual punishments
9th Amendment Unenumerated rights
10th Amendment Rights of the states
Article 1 Legislative Branch
Article 2 Executive Branch
Article 3 Judicial Branch
Article 4 Relations Among the States
Article 5 Amendments
Article 6 Federal Powers
4 Principals of the Constitution - Popular sovereignty - Limited government - Separation of powers - Federalism
13th Amendment Abolished slavery
18th Amendment Prohibition of alcohol
26th Amendment Lowered voting age to 18
Author of the Constitution James Madison
US Constitution Supreme law of the United States
Last state to ratify the Constitution making it official New Hampshire
Total number of amendments 27
Powers of the Legislative Branch - Make laws - Set taxes - Declare war - Print money
Qualifications for President - 35 years old - Natural born citizen - 14 year resident of the US
Powers of the Executive Branch/President - Grant pardons - Commander-in-chief
Judicial Branch - Supreme Court - Judges serve for life
Full Faith and Credit All states must honor the "public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state"
Extradition Being sent back to the state where you committed a crime
Amendments can be made when... 2/3 of the house and senate deem it necessary
Double jeopardy You cannot be charged with the same crime twice
Eminent Domain The right of a government or its agencies to take private property for public use, with payment of compensation
Created by: loganpullin