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the u s constitution project

The U.S Constitution Project

Madalyn Gathright 4 12-8-11

article one the legislative branch
Article One: The Legislative Branch
  • House of Representatives

a. Qualifications

- Age: Must be at least 25 years old

- Residency: Must live in the state you represent.

- Elections: Every two years.

b. 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 the army and navy.

  • Senate

a. Qualifications

- Age: Must be at least Thirty years old.

- Citizenship: A minimum of Nine years in the US.

- Residency: They can not live in the state in which they are elected.

- Elections: Once a year.

b. Responsibilities

-Borrow money on the credit of the United States.

-To establish post offices and post roads.

article two the executive branch
Article Two: The Executive Branch

a. Qualifications

- Age: Must be at least Thirty-Five.

- Citizenship: Must be a native born citizen.

- Residency: Must have lived in the country for at least Fourteen years.

b. Responsibilities

- Carry out and enforce the laws made by congress.

article three the judicial branch
Article Three: The Judicial Branch
  • Length of tenure

- Life

  • Responsibilities

- Interpreting state laws.

- Settling legal disputes.

- Punishing violators of the law.

- Protecting individual rights.

- Determining the guilt or innocence of those accused of violating the laws carried out by the Executive Branch.

the first amendment
The First Amendment
  • This amendment prohibits any establishment of religion or impeding the free exercise of religion.
the fifth amendment
The Fifth Amendment
  • The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure.
the fourteenth amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment
  • The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments.
  • Its Citizenship Clause provides a broad definition of citizenship that overruled the Dred Scott v. Sandford ruling by the Supreme Court (1857) that held that blacks could not be citizens of the United States.