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1Warm up Activity: On you laptop, log into www.quia.com Make sure to click on the “Class Web Page”Complete the first activity,Quiz_Ch 4_Constitutional Convention.You many only use your Vocabulary Foldable from yesterday….
2Note Page 15 “The Constitution” Chapter 4Note Page 15“The Constitution”
3Preamble-An Introduction-Gives the purposes and goals of government-We, the people of the United States, in Order to from a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
4The Preamble Cont’d. States six purposes of government: –“To form a more perfect Union”–“To establish Justice”–“To insure domestic Tranquility”–“To provide for the common defense”–“To promote the general Welfare”–“To secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”
5Parts of the Constitution Objective:I will be able to explain the structure of the U.S. Constitution
6Purpose of the Constitution Framework for governmentHighest law in the nation
7Constitution as a Framework The powers of all branches come from the Constitution.3 main parts:Preamble7 Articles (main sections)27 Amendments (changes)
8Article 1-Describes the Congress and its powers (Legislative Branch)-Divides Congress into two Houses-Sets qualification and terms of members (age, and how long serve)-Describes law making process-Delegates certain powers to CongressEx.: taxation, borrow money, regulate commerce, coin money, declare war, establish military, do anything “necessary and proper”
9Article 2-Describes the Executive Branch (President/Vice Pres.)-Term and Qualifications-Electoral method described (later amended)-commander in chief-make treaties, appoint officials upon approval-Execute the laws of the United States (Enforces Laws)-Impeachment process
10Article 3-Describes the Judicial Branch (Judges)-Term and qualification of judges-Jurisdiction of Federal Courts (which cases they can hear)-Right to Trial by Jury in Federal Cases-Crime of Treason is defined
11Article 4-Describes the relationship of states to one another and the central government-Full Faith and Credit clause describes the legal relationship between states (all states must respect another’s laws!!)-Extradition process described-One nation or state surrenders a criminal to another-Addition of new states and territories-Guarantee of Federal protection from invaders
14Article 5-Describes the amendment process (making a change to Constituion)-sets up the two methods of proposing an amendment1.Proposed by 2/3 of Congress2. Proposed by Convention-never used-sets up the two methods of ratifying a new amendment1.3/4 State Convention (1x)2. 3/4 State Legislature
15Article 6-Describes the supremacy of the Constitution and the national government-Statement that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the nation(Supremacy Clause)= Federal law is higher than State law!-requirement of an oath of office in all State and Federal positions to support the Constitution
16Article 7-Describes the process of ratification of this Constitution-Set up the approval method for the Constitution-Needed 9 of 13 states to approve it
17Your Assignment:Complete the “Anatomy of the Constitution Worksheet” as a review.This is a grade, you must complete it on your own.It is found under the CLASS WEB PAGE onWorksheet_Anatomy of the Constitution