U2 d7 overview of the constitution

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Published on March 20, 2014

Author: mrgupton1

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Overview of the Constitution

Preamble – States purpose of Constitution Articles 1 – Describes Legislative Article 2 – Describes Executive Article 3 – Describes Judicial Article 4 – Explains relations among states Article 5 – The Amendment Process Article 6 – Supremacy of National Government Article 7 – Ratification Process

*Federalism *Separation of Powers *Checks and Balances *Limited Powers of Government *Popular Sovereignty *Republicanism

Enumerated Powers – List of specific powers of Congress defined in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution Concurrent Powers – Held by both Federal and State Governments (Like what?) Reserved Powers – Powers kept by the states Implied Powers – Powers not specifically stated, but justified by “necessary and proper” clause

 First 10 Amendments to the Constitution.  Click here to read the Bill of Rights  After Bill of Rights, Constitution is finally ratified when New Hampshire becomes 9th signee, June, 1788.  North Carolina and Rhode Island are the last two states to sign

Changing the Constitution is difficult:  27 total amendments (including the Bill of Rights)  US Constitution is considered the world’s oldest “working” constitution  A “living document” that can be interpreted by the Supreme Court and amended, but has largely remained the same since 1787!

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