AHIS 2-26 - AHIS 2/26/08 First Amendment: Freedom of...

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AHIS 2/26/08 First Amendment: Freedom of religion, press, speech, petition, assembly Early Republic - 1789 – 1814 - Federalist/Republic Bill of Rights - Transfer of Power 1800 - America’s first war on Terror Final American Version - Checks and balances o Overlapping - Congress (legislative) o House of Representatives - Term: 2 years o Senate – Two per state, Term: 6 years - President (executive) o President can go from being a limited power, constitution is elastic. o ***Constitution is written general so that interpretation changes over time - Courts (judicial) o Not mentioned often, congress controls judicial branch as well as number of justices on Supreme Court. - Bill of Rights o Added as concession to anti-Federalist o Why? Framers thought it wasn’t necessary Enumerated powers o As ratified by states: First amendment Second amendment Right to bear arms Third amendment No quartering of troops without consent Fourth amendment No “unreasonable searches or seizures”
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