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- When was the constitution written?
- Written and signed in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787
What does "the constitution is what the supreme court says it is"?
Sc has power to rule amendments unconstitutional even if congress votes them in
How many articles does the constitution have?
- 5-amendment process
- 6-supremecy clause
- 7-ratification of the const
What happened the summer of 1787
- Constitution convention was called
- May 25, 1787
How is congress bicameral?
- There are two houses
- Employs checks and balances to prevent tyranny
What's a representative democracy?
- Democracy where people are represented by delegates
- Vote delegates to rep people of states
- Pass legislation
How many members of senate? House?
Why is the speaker of the house important?
- In charge of the HOR
- 2nd in place for presidency
Explain the impeachment process
- House brings act of impeaching
- senate gives trial with 2/3 vote to kick out official
What role does prez pro temp play?
- Presides over senate in absence of up
- 3rd in line for presidency
What does article 1 section 6 of the const do?
- Congressmen have legislative immunity (can't be tried for what they say in congress unless)
- Can't be harassed by police unless committed treason
- Anyone in ex or judge branch cant also serve in leg branch
- Congressmen can't resign to take another gov job if salary increases to prevent corruption
Where must all revenue/tax bills start?
- HOR in ways and means committee
- Designed because it's easier to vote them out if the people are unhappy with the laws
what's the elastic clause?
- Necessary and proper clause
- Congress can make any laws they want to fulfill enumerated powers
What did article 7 of the constitution do?
- How state ratifications were necessary in order for the constitution to take effect
- 9/13 states must approve of it for it to take effects
How has the constitution survived with little changes?
- Const pleased everyone
- Written to be flexible
- written to adapt to the time to prevent becoming ineffective
- Can be reinterpreted
- levee a lot to the state gov't
What are examples of reserved powers?
- Intrastate commerce
- , state sales tax,
- state police,
- voting registration
Examples of concurrent powers?
- Have a military
- Hold elections
- Make and enforce laws
Advantages of federalism?
- split between state and national gov
- Allows the national gov to observe laws the states have and see if it would work on a national level
What are some disadvantages of federalism?
- State and national gov fight through court cases
- National gov usually gets the final word anyways
What would you like to do?
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