Brief History of the Constitution
After America declared independence no one knew what these former colonies will be or will turn out to. They, the representatives and founding fathers, had a little governing body known as the continental congress. After a long discussion with everyone the all agreed that they needed something to support them, some kind of official document to get them going as a government. The Articles of Confederation was made. Later the “Shay’s rebellion” hit, and everyone knew from that point is that they need a new document that made a stronger federal government, that the Articles of Confederation could not provide, or they will collapse. After tweaking and debating they agreed to ratify the Constitution which also has the Bill of Rights
Amendments and Articles Summaries
Article I: The first article states that the legislative branch, U.S. Congress, has houses, or parts, the Senate and the House of Representatives. It also states all the powers that the houses are entitled to.
Article II: The second article in the constitution states that the power of the executive branch is given to the President of the United States as long as he/she is in office. The powers, and details of each power, that the President is given are listed
Article III: The third article tells us the judicial power, like what they can do in court, of the United States. Also the article tells how the court system works and what happens in certain scenarios.
Article IV: This article tells the states what they need to do for the nation and what the national government must do for them. Also, explains the “fugitives Slave Clause”, but because of the 13th Amendment it is in no longer affect.
Article V: This article tells the government the process of how to change the government. Which also includes the approve rating for each part of the government is required.
Article VI: This article states the laws and the treaties of the U.S.A. Also states that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, meaning that the Constitution overrides everything that stands in its way.
Article VII: This is a clause that states that nine States,
(1791)Amendment I: The first amendment in the bill of rights states that you can have any religion, say anything you want, the press may say anything that is fact, assemble peaceably, and the right to petition the Government. This protects our right to express ourselves in any ethical way and protects your religion no matter what you believe in.
(1791)Amendment II: This amendment states you have the right to “bear arms”. This in other words, means you, under certain rules, can have a fire arm.
(1791)Amendment III: This means that a soldier, when a there is no war, cannot come to your house demand to stay for any time. For example, if a solder comes up to my door and tells me that he has to stay there during a time of no war in the area, then I can say no and there is nothing...