Articles of U.S. Constituion

by: Josh and Kaleigha

Preamble

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity, due ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article 1

Article 1 deals with the Legislative branch of government.

Section 1 states that congress has the power to pass laws and they have all legislate power.

Section 2 states that each state deserves representation and each state can choose their Representative with a vote.

Section 3 states that each state shall have a senator picked by the Vice President and shall be no less than thirty years of age. Each senator shall serve 6 years and Senate shall be divided up into 3 sections, making an election possible every 2 years.

Section 4 states that states are liable to organize congressional elections. Election day was decided to be on the first Tuesday of November and that tradition still takes place today.

Section 5 states that the House and the Senate can decide their own members. Both the House and the Senate can decide their rules and punishments. They can also expel a member for bad demeanor. For this to happen, a two-thirds vote needs to be passed. The House and Senate must both keep documentation of all official activity. Neither chamber of Congress can go on an extended vacation without permission from the other chamber.

Section 6 states that congress men decide a salary for the government to pay them. They also are unable to be charged if they say something while in Congress. They are "immune" to arrest or harassment unless they have committed a serious crime. Also, a person in office serving the executive or judicial branch can not serve as a Congress man, and vice versa.

Section 7 states that anything to do with taxes must come from the House. The Senate can approve or oppose any bill that is sent from the House. For a bill to become a law, both the Senate and the house need to pass it and have the President sign off on it. If it is vetoed, a two-thirds Congress vote can make the bill into a law.

Section 8 states that taxing was the first power given to the government. Congress controls money. They can pay for government programs and services.The government can regulate economic activity. They can also provide punishments for counterfeiters. Congress has the power to provide and maintain a navy force. They can also make/set rule for armed forces.

Section 9 states that slave selling and migration is not allowed by Congress. A person can not be held in jail for ridiculous charges. Congress can not charge taxes for shipping goods within the states. The US government can not give titles of nobility and any one working for the government is not allowed to accept them if they happen to be given.

Section 10 states that the federal government is the only one with permission to print money or organize foreign documents. Anything the government can't do, the states can't do either.

Article 2

Section 1 states that the president is granted executive power. He controls the laws and public policies of the country and his term lasts four years. People can vote who they choose for president and the person with the most votes can become president. Congress decides voting day.

Section 2 states that the president is the Commander-In-Chief of the United States army, the navy, and the militia of the several states. When the army and navy are called into service, the President needs approval from the Congress. The President can appoint government positions without the approval of the Senate. The President has the ability to sign peace treaties with other nations.

Section 3 states that Congress has the right to veto any law that the president tries to pass that is considered constitutionally incorrect.

Section 4 states that ALL political offices can be impeached for treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Article 3

Section 1 states that the Supreme Court has judicial power and is the head of the judicial branch.

Section 2 states that federal courts can decide cases. The US Supreme Court has original jurisdiction in select kinds of cases. Anyone accused of crime has the right to a trail by jury, except in a case of impeachment.

Section 3 states that treason is punishable by death.

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