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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.