RDA-the Constitution

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Reading the Documents-- The U.S. Constitution It’s nice to be able to read the original documents. These questions investigate just a few issues found in the Constitution. These questions are for your study only. This is not an assignment. Read the U.S. Constitution (in the back of the textbook); Chapter 2 will also help with this assignment. There are seven articles in the Constitution; each is divided into sections; each section has multiple paragraphs. 1. In the Preamble, it tells us from whom our government gets its legitimacy, its right to rule. Who established this government? 2. “Separation of powers” is a major concept in the American governmental system. According to this concept, each branch of government has a main power (or a main job to do)? What is the main power of Congress? Give the article in which this information can be found. 3. Referring to question 2, what is the main power of the president? Give the
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Unformatted text preview: article in which this information can be found. 4. Referring to question 3, what is the main power of the Court? Give the article in which this information can be found. 5. The Three-fifths compromise is described in the Constitution. Explain the main element of this compromise. (By the way, this compromise has been overturned by later amendments, including Amendment XIII and Amendment XIV). 6. Read in Article III (3) about treason. Explain the only two ways by which a person can be convicted of treason. 7. Read Article IV (4). Who has the power to admit new states to the Union? 8. Read Article VII (7). How many states approval was necessary for this new Constitution to be approved? 9. Describe (briefly) the bill of rights. Where, in the Constitution, would the bill of rights be found (specifically)? 10. Read Article V (5). Explain the two ways an amendment to the Constitution can be proposed....
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