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Western University
History 2301E
Geoff Stewart

how does a bill become a law? created: September 25, 1789 - ratified: 1st - freedom of speech, of the press, and of December 15, 1791 2 senators from each state for a total of 100 assembly : right to petition legislative senators Bill of Rights 2nd - right to keep and bear arms 2 Houses of Congress Amendments The Senate 12 proposed, only 10 passed. One of the Senators serve 6 year terms 3rd - protection from quartering of troops dropped amendments later became the 27th amendment, the other is still pending before the states to this day. Vice President is considered head of Senate, but 4th - protection from unreasonable search and only votes in the event of a tie seizure The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution The House of Representatives 5th - due process, double jeopardy, self- incrimination, eminent domain Introduced by James Madison. Makes laws official 435 representatives in the House 6th - trial by jury and rights of the accused; Establishes the three branches of government speedy trial, public trial and right to counsel The Constitution President has Veto Power # based on population of individual states 7th - (civil) trial by jury Supreme law of the U.S.: guides American law and political culture executive Head of Branch: President Appoints or removes cabinet members and 8th - prohibition of excessive bail and cruel and officials unusual punishment 9th - protection of rights not specifically Negotiates treaties; commander in chief of armed forces enumerated in the Constitution principle of federalism created:September 17, 1787 ; ratified:June The Cabinet and Vice President 10th - Powers of States and people large amending process 21, 1788 oversees court system 2nd sentence: "We hold these truths to be self- Justified the decision to leave British Empire and determines whether or not something is evident, that all men are created equal, that they are listed grievances with King George III; asserting constitutional vs. unconstitutional endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the natural and legal rights, including the right of judicial 9 justices (judges), 8 associate justices and 1 nominated by President, approved by Senate pursuit of Happiness." revolution. Declaration of Independence chief justice decisions cannot be overruled by other courts Preached by Abraham Lincoln adopted July 4, 1776 sets precedent Original draft by Thomas Jefferson. In return, the U.S. would not interfere with Designed to keep the Old World and the New existing European colonies or meddle with Further efforts by European nations to colonize World separate: to protect Latin America and the invoked by many presidents, including but not European nations.
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