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THE US CONSTITUTION

The Preamble to the Constitution
· This establishes the "Why?" of the Constitution
· Reflects the desire of the Framers to improve on the
government they already had (better then the Articles of
Confederation)
· Wanted to ensure that the government would be just, and
protect Americans…

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Section Five: This states that:
· a certain number of Congressmen must be present in order
to meet,
· and that there may be fines for members who do not show
up.
· Members may also be expelled,
· each house must keep a journal of proceedings
· and neither…

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· No money can be taken from the treasury except by duly
passed law
· And no title of nobility, such as Prince and Marquis, will ever
be established by the government

Section Ten: This prohibits the states from:
· Making their own money
· Declare war
· Or do…

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· To act as Head of State by receiving ambassadors and other
heads of stae
· To be sure the laws of the United |States are carried out

Section Four: Briefly discusses the removal of the President;
named impeachment.

ARTICLE THREE

This establishes the last branch of government, the Judiciary…

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Section Four: This ensures a Republican form of government.
· In this sense, it refers to a "representative democracy",
which is opposed to a monarchical/aristocratic scheme- the
state derives its power from the people, not King/gentry)
· and guarantees that the federal government will protect the
states against invasion and…

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5) The Fifth Amendment: Protects people from being held for committing
a crime unless they are properly indicted, that they may not be tried
twice for the same crime, that you need be forced to testify against
yourself, and from property being taken without just compensation.
This also includes due…

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9) The Nineteenth Amendment: This ensures that gender cannot be used
a criteria for voting (gives women the vote)
10) The Twentieth Amendment: This sets new start dates for the terms of
Congress and President, and clarifies how the deaths of Presidents
before swearing in would be handled
11) The…

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