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An explanation of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Prepared for use in Catholic schools, academies, and colleges.

by Francis T. Furey

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Published by Catholic Publication Society Co. in New York .
Written in English

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      StatementBy Francis T. Furey.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK251 .F97
      The Physical Object
      Pagination156 p.
      Number of Pages156
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL7010518M
      LC Control Number09021715
      OCLC/WorldCa6394609

      The principal mission of the legislative body is to make laws. This article says how the President and Vice President are elected, and who can be elected to these offices. It explained the rough organization of the three branches, how they would interact with the states, and how the document could be amended. Pending since May 1, Would make it impossible for Article Five of the Constitutionwhich allows for amendments, to affect or change the states' "domestic institutions" slavery. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures. State constitutions are usually longer than 8, words because they are more detailed regarding the day-to-day relationships between government and the people.

      While not specifically stated, the power of the courts to declare a law unconstitutional is implied. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. But any decision of consequence required a unanimous vote, which led to a government that was paralyzed and ineffectual. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.

      Amendment V: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. Now there are 50 United States. Both the states and Congress have the power to initiate the amendment process. The president is required to periodically report to Congress on the state of the union, can propose legislation, and can call Congress into special session. Article VII — Ratification.


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An explanation of the Constitution of the United States of America. book

It says that all states must give "full faith and credit" to the laws of the other states. The Senate has two members, called Senators, from each state, no matter how many people live there. Article V — Amendment.

Who Signed the U. The Constitution would take effect once it had been ratified by nine of the thirteen state legislatures — unanimity was not required. The Embargo Act Jefferson continued to face challenges from Europe, as neither Britain nor France respected American shipping rights as a neutral country.

Both the federal and state constitutions are organic texts : they are the fundamental blueprints for the legal and political organizations of the United States and the states, respectively. Or, clearing the history of your visits to the site.

Amendment X: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

It says Congress can make rules for Federal property and can govern territories that have not yet been made into states. Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment. It is split into two different chambers — the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the English Bill of Rights, the writings of the Enlightenment, and the rights defined in the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights contains rights that many today consider to be fundamental to America.

At the head of this branch is the nationally elected President of the United States. Why a Constitution? Constitution were delegates from the original states who gathered several times and in several places, first drafting the Declaration of Independence, and then, after the colonists defeated the British army and won independence, writing the U.

James Madison introduced 12 amendments to the First Congress in Note: Amendment 14, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment.

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Amendment III: No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. Occasionally, the website mis-applies a block from a previous visitor.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. When Adams sent an ambassador to Paris to restore Franco-American relations, three French officials demanded a bribe before they would speak with him.

It gives the reasons for writing the Constitution. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.Constitution of the United States.

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The Constitution established not merely a league of states, but a government that exercised its authority directly over all citizens. The Constitution defines the powers del-egated to the national government. In addition, it protects the powers reserved to the states and the rights of every individual.

Furey, Francis T. An Explanation of the Constitution of the United States of America Prepared for Use in Catholic Schools, Academies, and Colleges. Originally published: New York: The Catholic Publication Society Co., iii-xvi new introduction, pp. Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

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