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How is the Constitution still relevant to your life today? Turn in your homework. Write down your homework. All work from 1/23-1/31 is on weebly.com. It is the 1 st link on Ms. Farley’s Class Links page.
In partners we are going to examine a list of court cases that went all the way to the US Supreme Court. These cases have dramatically shaped our nation into the one we currently know. We will do one model together and the last two you will do with your partner. You will have until the last 5 mins of class.
Answer the following: What are the 3 branches of government? What three Articles of the Constitution will tell you in detail the requirements and jobs of these branches? Out of the cases that you examined, which do you feel is the most important one? Why? Write down your homework: Constitution Day poster if not completed in class. Today we will: Notes- “I’m just a Bill” Schoolhouse Rock- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFroMQlKiag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFroMQlKiag Constitution Day Poster Help Day
Lists the reasons for the Constitution Form a more perfect Union Establish Justice Insure domestic tranquility Provide for the common defense Promote general welfare Secure the blessings of liberty To ourselves and our Posterity
Section 1 All legislative powers shall be vested in the Congress The Congress shall consist of the Senate and House of Representatives Section 2 The House of Representatives is elected every two years Requirements 25 years old 7 years a citizen of the United States Live in the state
Section 2 (cont.) The House of Representatives elects a Speaker of the House The House has the sole Power of Impeachment Section 3 Two Senators from each state Six year term 1/3 of the Senate is up for election every two years
Section 3 (cont) Requirements 30 years old A US citizen for 9 years Live in the state The Vice President is the President of the Senate Vice President does not vote unless Senate is tied The Senate elects a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President The Senate tries all Impeachments
Section 7 All Bills originate in the House After passage in the House, moves to the Senate If a Bill passes both houses, goes to the President for his signature Section 8 Congress has the power to: Collect taxes Borrow money Regular commerce Establish citizenship rules Coin money
Section 8 (cont) Powers of Congress (cont) Establish Post Offices Declare War Raise and support the Army To make laws “which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution.” Section 10 No state can form a treaty
Section 1 Executive power is in the President 4 year term Qualifications Natural born citizen 35 years old 14 years a resident of the United States Section 2 Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy Make treaties Appoint Judges of Supreme Court
Section 3 Has to give a State of the Union Address Section 4 Shall be removed from office on Impeachment for treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors
Section 1 Judicial power is in one supreme court Section 2 Judicial power extends to All laws Treaties Conflicts between states Trial of all crimes- except impeachment Section 3 Treason consists of giving aid and comfort to Enemies
Section 2 The citizens of each state are citizens of the United States A person charged with a crime in one state will be returned to that state if he runs Section 3 New states may be admitted Section 4 The United States guarantees a Republican form or government
Amendments proposed with 2/3 majority in both houses. 2/3 of the states can call a constructional convention ¾ vote needed to ratify amendments