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The U.S. Constitution VivianaRizo Period 6
Preamble We the people of the united states, in order to from 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.
Separation of Powers Legislative Executive Separation of Powers Judicial
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 Court Appeals Reviews appeals from district courts Districts Hold trials
Article Four: Relations among states • National • Declare War • Maintain armed forces • 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 • State • Establish and maintain schools • Establish local governments • Regulate business within the state • Make marriage laws • Provide for public safety • Assume other powers not delegated to national government or prohibited to the states • Shared • Maintain law and order • Levy taxes • Brown money • Charter banks • Establish courts • Provide for public welfare
The U.S Federal Government Separation of powers Legislative Executive Judicial Makes laws Enforces Laws Interprets Laws Supreme Court Pop. President 2 = Vice President Courts of Appeals House of Reps. Senate Cabinet Districts Courts