Reciprocity among states establishes that each state must give full faith and

Reciprocity among states establishes that each state

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Reciprocity among states: establishes that each state must give “full faith and credit’ to official acts of other states and guarantees citizens of any state the “privileges and immunities”of every other state. V. Amending the Constitution:Procedures: requires approval by two-thirds of Congress and three-fourths of the statesVI. National Supremacy:The Constitution and national law are the supreme law of the land and cannot be overruled by state lawVII. RatificationThe Constitution became effective when approved by nine states. Bicameralism: The division of a legislative body into two chambers, or houses. Constitutional frameworks:
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1. Framers sought a new government strong enough to promote commerce and protect property from radical state legislatures. This goal led them to establish national control over commerce and finance, as well as national judicial supremacy and a strong presidency. 2. Framers sought to prevent the threat posed by “excessive democracy.” This led to constitutional principles like bicameralism, checks and balances, staggered terms in office, and indirect election of the president and senators. 3. To prevent the new government from abusing its power by interfering with the interests of the merchants and planters, the framers incorporated principles such as the separation of powers and federalism into the Constitution. 4. Framers provided for a direct popular election of representatives and promised to add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution. The Legislative Branch:House of Representative members were given two-year terms in officeand directly elected. State legislatures were to appoint members of the Senate (this was changed in 1913 by the 17th amendment, providing for direct election of senators) for six-year terms. Terms were staggered so that ⅓ of
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