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									~National Constitution Day~
      Today, all over the United States,
       students are talking about the
       Constitution!
      Take out your Constitution Packet.
      Turn to PAGE 2.
      Fill in/Revise answers with a different
       color pen/pencil!
      Be engaged today!
ARTICLE 1.
Section 1. CONGRESS
Define the word congress:
      Made up of 2 Groups
         The House of Representatives
         The Senate
      Both Make Laws
Section 2. THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES
Define electors:
 Electors are Voters

How often are
representatives elected?
 Every 2 Years
Section 2. (continued)
 What are the three qualifications to be a
 representative in the House?
 25 yrs or older
 7 year citizen of the U.S.
 You must live in the state in which you run
 as representative
Section 2. (continued)
 What determines how many representatives
 a state sends to the House of
 Representatives?
 Population in the state
 1 for every 30,000 people
 States are guaranteed at least one
 representative!
Section 2. (continued)
 Define Impeachment:
 Accusing a public official of wrong doing.
Section 3. The Senate
 How many senators does each state send?
 TWO!
 What are the three qualifications to be a
 representative in the Senate?
 30 yrs. or older
 9 yrs a citizen of the U.S.
 You must live in the state in which you run
 as representative
Section 3. The Senate
What is the role of the Vice-President?

Serves as the President of the Senate (leader)

Can not vote unless there is a tie (50/50!)
Section 3. The Senate
What role does the Senate have in
impeachment?

The Senate acts as the jury and tries all cases
of impeachment.

What is the punishment when an elected
official is found guilty of wrongdoing?

They are removed from office and can not
run for any other public office ever again. *
Section 6. Payment &
Privileges
How much are Senators and Representatives
paid?

$136,700.
Section 8. Powers
Granted to Congress
Describe the Power of TAXATION:

Congress has the power to make and collect
taxes.

Describe the Power of CREDIT:

Congress has the power to borrow money.
Section 8. Powers
Granted to Congress
Define Naturalization:

The process of making a non-citizen a citizen.

Describe the Power of MONEY:

Congress has the power to print money and
regulate its value.
Section 8. Powers
Granted to Congress
Describe the Power of COUNTERFEITING:

Congress has the power to punish those
people who try to print and use fake American
money .

Describe the Power of POST OFFICE:

Congress has the power to establish and
build pot offices and postal roads.
Section 8. Powers
Granted to Congress
Describe the Power of WAR:
Congress has the power to declare war.
Describe the Power of ARMY:
Congress has the power to establish and
support an army.
Describe the Power of NAVY:
Congress has the power to establish and
support a navy.
 Section 8. Powers
 Denied to Congress
Habeas Corpus:
Congress can not pass a law that would hold
people in jail without first being charged with a
crime.
Bill of Attainder:
Congress can not pass a law that would interfere
with a person getting a fair trial in court.
Ex Post Facto Law:
Congress can not pass a law that makes an act
illegal after it was committed.
 Section 8. Powers
 Denied to Congress
Titles of Nobility:
Congress can not grant anyone a title of nobility.
(Ex. “King,” “Queen,” “Duke,” etc.)
ARTICLE 2.
Section 1. THE PRESIDENCY
Rewrite the main idea in your own words:
The Executive Branch of government is made up of
The President, Vice-President, & his advisors
They protect the laws

How Long is a presidential term?

            4 Years
 Section 1. (Continued)

Do American voters choose their presidents
directly?
NO!

Who elects the President of the United States?
People called ELECTORS in each state!
Section 1. (continued)
 What are the three qualifications to be
 President of the United States?
 35 yrs or older
 14 year citizen of the U.S.
 You must have been BORN in the U.S.

 Who replaces the president should he/she
 be removed or die in office?
 Vice-President

 What is the yearly salary for the president?
 $400,000
 Section 2. POWERS OF
 THE PRESIDENT
Describe the Power of MILITARY POWERS:
The President is the Commander in Chief of the
Armed Forces.

He is the leader of all military forces.
Section 4. IMPEACHMENT
  What are the 3 possible crimes a president may be
  impeached for?
  1. Treason

  2. Bribery

  3. High Crimes & Misdemeanors
ARTICLE 3. THE JUDICIARY
   Rewrite the main idea in your own words:
    The Judicial Branch of government is
     made up of our courts & judges
    They interpret the laws
ARTICLE 4. RELATIONS
AMONG STATES
   Rewrite the main idea in your own words:
    States must honor each other’s laws.
ARTICLE 5. AMENDING THE
CONSTITUTION
   Rewrite the main idea in your own words:
    The Constitution can be changed.
ARTICLE 6. SUPREMACY OF
THE NATIONAL
GOVERNMENT
   Rewrite the main idea in your own words:
    The Constitution is the highest law of the
     land and is more important than state
     laws.
ARTICLE 7. RATIFICATION
   Rewrite the main idea in your own words:
    The Constitution had to be approved by
     9 of the 13 existing states at the time.
ARTICLE 7. RATIFICATION
(Continued)

   Define Ratification:
    Official Approval.
   Define Unanimous Consent:
    Everyone must agree!

								
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