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Structure of the US Constitution

“”I learned about the Constitution today…what have u done?”?”

3/19 TOTD:

There are 4,440 words are in the U.S. Constitution. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world. Why do you think it is a model for other Constitutions in the world? Explain your reasoning.

To do:

Turn in Constitution Principle Flyer (due now)

Quiz pg13

Aoc vs Constitution Chart

Share Flyers/Billboards

Pg 15 Notes

Analyzing THIS: The Constitution

Review Sheet…GO! (Test Friday)

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Structure of the US Constitution

“Life is good. Learn about YOUR Constitution today so life can be better enjoyed.”

3/20 TOTD:

“But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you\'ve got to compromise. You\'ve got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward.”-Colin Powell

How does this quote relate to our course thus far?

To do:

Aoc vs Constitution Chart

Pg 15 Notes

Analyzing THIS: The Constitution

CC Sheet

Page 16-17

Review Sheet…GO! (Test Friday)

structure of the us constitution
Structure of the US Constitution
  • 3 main parts:
    • Preamble-intro/purpose
    • 7 Articles-describes powers and duties in the gov’t
          • Lets
          • Eat
          • Jellybeans
          • So
          • All
          • Students
          • Rock
    • 27 Amendments (changes)
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Preamble

-An Introduction

-Gives the purposes and goals of the new government

-We, the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

  • union=together/United
  • Justice=fairness in govt/rights
  • Domestic=home
  • Tranquility=peace
  • 4. We will defend it
  • 5.welfare=common good
  • 6.liberty=freedom
  • POSTerity=after=generations to come
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Article 1

-Describes the Congress and its powers

-Divides Congress into two Houses

-Sets qualification and terms of members

-Describes law making process

-Specifically denies certain powers to Congress

-Delegates certain powers to Congress

Ex.: taxation, borrow money, regulate commerce, coin money, declare war, establish military, do anything “necessary and proper”

L =1

123, LEJ

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Article 2

-Describes the Executive Branch

-Term and Qualifications of Pres

-Electoral method described (later amended)

-commander in chief

-make treaties, appoint officials upon approval

-Execute the laws of the United States

-Impeachment process

E=2

123, LEJ

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Article 3

-Describes the Judicial Branch

-Term and qualification of judges

-Jurisdiction of Federal Courts

-Right to Trial by Jury in Federal Cases

-Crime of Treason is defined

J=3

LEJ, 123

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Article 4

-Describes the relationship of states to one another and the central government

-Full Faith and Credit clause describes the legal relationship between states

-Extradition process described

-Addition of new states and territories

-Guarantee of Federal protection from invaders

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Article 5

-Describes the amendment process

-sets up the two methods of proposing an amendment

-sets up the two methods of ratifying a new amendment

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Article 6

-Describes the supremacy of the Constitution and the national government

-Statement that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the nation (Supremacy Clause)

-requirement of an oath of office in all State and Federal positions to support the Constitution

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Article 7

-Describes the process of ratification of this Constitution

-Set up the approval method for the Constitution

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