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The U.S Constitution Vang Mathew Period 1
Preamble 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 blessing of liberty to ourselves our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of America.
Separation of Powers Legislative Separation of Powers Judicial Executive
The Powers of the Congress • Writes the laws • Confirms presidential appointments • Approves treaties • Grants money • Declares war
The Powers of the Executive • Proposes laws • Administers the laws • Commands armed forces • Appoints ambassadors and other officials • Conducts foreign policy • Makes treaties
The Powers of the Supreme Court • Interprets the constitution and other laws • Reviews lower-court decisions
Federal Judicial System Supreme Court Reviews cases appealed from lower federal courts and highest state courts Courts of Appeals Review appeals from district courts Hold trials District courts
Article Four: Relations among States • Declare war • Maintain armed • Regulate interstate and • foreign trade • Admit new states • Establish post offices • Set standard weights and • measures • Coin money • Establish foreign policy • Make all laws necessary and • Proper for carrying out • delegated powers National State • Establish and maintain schools shared • Maintain law and order • Establish local governments • Regulate business within the state • Levy taxes • Borrow money • Make marriage laws • Charter banks • Provide for public safety • Establish courts • Assume other powers not delegated to the national government or prohibited to the states • Provide for public welfare
The U.S Federal Government Separation of Powers Legislative Executive Judicial Make law Enforces law Interpret law Supreme court POP 2 president Houseof Rep senate Courts of appeals Vice pres. cabinet District courts