Study Guide 1 (Filled In) - Corey Chesley 1 Article I a...

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Corey Chesley 1. Article I a. Legislative powers vested in a Congress which consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives. b. Telling how the House should be set up…How the population effects number of representatives c. Two Senators from Each State d. Election rules regulated by state legislature e. The Houses determine their own rules and must keep a journal of proceedings. f. Senators will be paid by the U.S. treasury g. Rules of passing bills in the house h. Powers of congress i. Lay and collecting taxes, provide for the common and general welfare of the U.S. ii. Regulate commerce with foreign nations iii. To coin money iv. To declare war, and organize the militia i. Restrictions on Congress j. Restrictions on States 2. Article II a. Executive power, election, qualifications of the president b. Powers of the president c. Powers and Duties of the president 3. Amendment 1 a. Freedom of religion, of speech, and of the press. 4. Amendment 4 a. Security from unwarrantable search and seizure 5. Amendment 5 a. Cannot testify against yourself in court b. Cannot be tried for the same crime twice (Double Jeopardy) c. Must be put through due process of law 6. Amendment 14 a. Provided for a single national citizenship, and at a minimum meant that civil liberties should not vary drastically from state to state. b. Nationalized the Bill of rights by nationalizing definition of citizenship c. Protected black citizens 7. General nature of government power and politics a. Some things that individuals and groups have trouble doing on their own b. Maintain order and security c.Protect private property d. Protect individual autonomy e.Provide “public goods”
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f. Individual vs. Collective Rights g. Individual Rights: " Individual rights " identify limits of how one individual may interact with another in society. Basically rights assumed by individuals in order to prevent anarchy. h. Collective Rights: Refers to the rights of peoples to be protected from attacks on their group identity and group interests. i. Civil Liberties vs. Civl Rights j. Civil Liberties are defined as protections of citizens from improper government, also associated with the “Due Process of Law” k. Civil Rights are obligations imposed on government to guarantee equal citizenship and to protect citizens from discrimination by other private citizens and other gov’t agencies, also associated with “equal protection of the law.” l. USA Patriot Act m. Monitored electronic conversations, Monitoring Financial Transactions (SWIFT program), Aviation security n. Key (and controversial) provisions i. Lowers wall between intelligence and law enforcement investigations ii. Enhanced wiretap/internet surveillance
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