The Constitution:
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 16

The Constitution: A Guide to the Success of the United States of America PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 42 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

The Constitution: A Guide to the Success of the United States of America. By: Olivia Corbett Mrs. Hilton 4 th period. Article I: Legislative Branch. Congress. House of Representatives. Qualifications: age – You must be at least twenty-five.

Download Presentation

The Constitution: A Guide to the Success of the United States of America

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

The Constitution:

A Guide to the Success of

the United States of America

By: Olivia Corbett Mrs. Hilton 4th period


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Article I: Legislative Branch

Congress

House of Representatives

Qualifications:

age– You must be at least twenty-five.

citizenship– You must have lived in the US for at least seven years.

residency– You must live in the state you represent.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Elections:

Held once every two years.

Responsibilities:

• Impose and collect taxes and duties.

  • • Borrow money.

  • • Regulate commerce with foreign nations and

  • among the states.

  • •Coin money.

  • • Establish post offices.

  • •Declare war.

  • •Raise and support an army and navy.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Senate

Qualifications:

age– You must be atleast thirty.

citizenship– You must have lived in the US for

atleast nine years.

residency– You must live in the state you

represent.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Elections:

Held once every six years.

Responsibilities:

• Addresses conflicts of interests.

  • • Try impeachments.

  • • Pass new laws.

  • • Confirm Presidential appointments.

  • • Propose and or concur with amendments.

  • • Represent state in national issues.

  • • Debate legislative bills.

  • • Approves treaties.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Article Two:

Executive Branch

President and Vice President

Qualifications:

age– You must be at least thirty-five.

citizenship– You must have been a natural born

US citizen.

residency– You must have been and still be in

the US for 14 consecutive years.

President


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Elections:

Held once every four years.

Responsibilities:

•Must give congress information on the state

of the Union.

  • •Calling congress into extraordinary sessions and

  • adjourning congress.

  • •Receiving foreign representatives/ambassadors.

  • •Power over all matters of foreign policy.

  • •Take care that the law must be faithfully executed.

  • •Commissions all officers of the US.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Vice President

Qualifications:

age– You must be atleast thirty-five.

  • citizenship–You must have been a natural born

  • US citizen.

  • residency– You must have been and still be in

  • the US for 14 consecutive years.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Elections:

Held once every four years.

Responsibilities:

•President of the senate.

  • •Votes in senate to break a tied vote.

  • •Presides over counting and presentation of the votes of

  • the electoral college.

  • •Should president be unable to serve during his/her term,

  • the vice president is to take over their duties/responsibilities.

  • •Adviser to the president.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Article 3:

Judicial Branch

Supreme Court

Length of Tenure: The judges of the Supreme court

serve for life.

Responsibilities:

•Ultimate jurisdiction over all state and federal courts.

•Original jurisdiction over a small range of cases.

•Interpret whether issues are covered under the constitution.

•Judicial power to all cases in law and equity under the constitution.

•Judicial power to all cases involving ambassadors.

•Power shall extend to all cases of amorality and maritime jurisdiction.

•Power extends to all cases of controversies between two

or more states.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Amendment One

Amendment One states that we have freedom

of religion.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Amendment Five

Amendment Five states that you have the right

not to incriminate yourself, that you can’t be

tried for the same crime twice, and that a jury must be

present when being tried for a capital crime.


The constitution a guide to the success of the united states of america

Amendment

Fourteen

Amendment Fourteen states that all persons

born in the US will have citizenship, and that

no state can deny anyone their natural rights. (It officially abolished slavery.)


  • Login