2 Job of our Government a Justice ALL citizens must be treated equally

2 job of our government a justice all citizens must

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2. Job of our Government a. Justice – ALL citizens must be treated equally. b. Domestic Tranquility – keeping you safe and the country peaceful. c. Common Defense – Army to protect America from enemies. d. General Welfare – Health, happiness, prosperous lives. 3. *****7 Articles inside the Constitution i. Article I – Legislative Branch (Congress)
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ii. Article II – Executive Branch (President) iii. Article III – Judicial Branch (Supreme Court) iv. Article IV – Relationship between States & Federal v. Article V – How the Constitution can be changed **** How the Constitution can be changed 1. Proposed by 2/3 congress, or 2/3 of the states. 2. Ratified by ¾ of the States, or ¾ of a special constitutional convention 5.3 Tidbits Limited Government – Government is limited by the People. ***** Rule of Law – EVERYONE must follow the law (even people in government) *****Checks and Balances – Each Branch can limit the power of another branch Formal Amendment – Written in the Constitution (13 th Amendment that ends slavery)
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Informal Amendment – Non-written. (Ex. Who becomes President if he dies?) Federalism ****Enumerated Powers (Expressed Powers) – Powers that are written in the Constitution (ex. National Government coins money) **** Reserved Powers – State Powers ****Concurrent – Both State and Feds Share **** Supremacy Clause – National Laws rule over State Laws Chapter 6 Tidbits Civil Liberties o Freedoms we all have without the government involving themselves Ex. Speech, religion, Press, assembly, petition o *****Our rights are NOT UNLIMITED (your rights end where other people’s begin)
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Religion- You can practice any religion as long as you do not effect others’ rights. Government shall not have a religion. Speech- You can say what you want about the GOVERNMENT. ***Press- You can print any news you want as long as you are honest. 1.Censorship- government banning material from print or other media
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Amendment III You do not have to let a soldier live in your house during peace time. (Quatering)
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