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ABC's of the Constitution

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Cody Roberts

on 16 October 2012

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THE ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ's of the CONSTITUTION Amendment An amendment is a change to the original
constitution. There are currently 27
amendments. Epic Intro Amendment An Amendment is
a change to the Constitution
of the United States. There are
currently 27 amendments. Bicameral Bicameral describes how congress is setup.
Bicameral means "two houses", which would
be the Senate and the House of Representatives. Congress Congress is the United States legislative
branch. Congress is responsible for making
laws for the United States. Due Process Due Process means that all states
must respect the legal rights that are
due to a person. Eminent Domain Eminent Domain is the right of the
government to take away the property
of people if it is needed for public use.
However the government must pay a just
compensation for the land. Writ of Habeas Corpus A writ of habeas corpus is
a summons of the person
holding the prisoner to
come to the court so
the court can decide
if they have the
right to detain
the prisoner. Vice President The Vise President is the
person the is just under
the president. The vice
president is president
of the senate and
can vote when
there is a tie. Senate The Senate is one of two houses in the
legislature branch. The senate is composed of
two members from each state. The senate has
some powers that are not granted to the house
of representatives such as trial of federal officers
impeached by the house. The senate if often considered
superior to the house. House of Representatives The house of representatives is one
of two houses in the united states
legislature. The house is composed
of members of each state based on
population. The main responsibility
of the house is to pass bills. Freedom of Speech Freedom of speech is one of the five freedoms granted
in the first amendment of the constitution. It guarantees
that we will have the right to express our feelings through speech. Judicial Branch The judicial branch is one of
the three branches in the US
government. The main purpose
of the judicial branch is to judge
or interpret the law. Freedom of Religion Freedom of the Press Indictment Zenger, Trial of John Peter Legislative Branch The legislative branch is one of three branches in the United States government. The legislative branch is composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The main purpose of the legislative branch is to make laws. Indictment is an accusation of someone saying that they
have committed a crime. The constitution states that no
one should have to answer for a capital crime unless there is an indictment of a grand jury. Government Government is the head of a country or state. The US government is separated in three different branches that make, enforce, and interpret laws. Right to Keep or Bear Arms The right to keep or bear arms is
defined in the second amendment.
This gives us the right to posses
a firearm. Freedom of the press is one of the five freedom's in the first amendment. It regards to the freedom of communicating ideas through visual media. Naturalization Naturalization is a process by which an immigrant
becomes a citizen. To become naturalized an
immigrant should have lived here for at east 5 years
(3 if married to a legal citizen), request to be a citizen,
pass a citizenship test, and take an oath. James Madison James Madison is often referred to
as the "father of the constitution".
He took notes during the
constitutional convention of
1787. He is also the author
of the bill of rights. Oath of Office An oath of office is an Oath taken by
the President-elect the day to certify
that he is the official president of the
United States of America. Freedom of religion of one of the five
freedom's guaranteed by the first amendment.
Freedom of religion means that the United States
cannot assign a certain religion as the national
religion nor base any decisions on religion. Treason Treason is to turn or rebel
against one's own country.
Treason is the only crime
defined by the constitution. eX Post Facto Law Ex post facto law is a law that was passed
to change the legal consequences of a
crime after the crime has been
committed. Congress is
prohibited from passing
declares ex post
facto laws. John Peter Zenger was tried for libel in a newspaper published in New York, where he criticized the governor's "trivial policies". The governor replaced the Chief Justice and had Zenger arrested. Zenger was found not guilty. This case is one that helped shape the freedom of the press. Quartering of Soldiers Quartering of soldiers means that people have
to provide a place to stay for soldiers. Britain
once made a quartering act forcing colonist to
house British soldiers. The constitution forbids
the quartering of soldiers during peacetime. Unusual or Cruel Punishment Unusual and cruel punishment is a description of punishment that is unacceptable due to some reason.
The eighth amendment of the US constitution forbids
cruel and unusual punishment. Youth Voting Rights The 26th amendment lowered the
voting age to 18 allowing younger
people to vote. This amendment was
pushed by the statement that if you
are old enough to fight for your country
you should be able to vote in it. Epic Outro Epic Intro Epic Intro Epic Intro Epic Intro Epic Outro Epic Intro
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