My 7 Step Article Constitution!!!

By: Cassie Eisenberg

Mnemonic Device Fun for the 7 Steps

Lions - Legislative; Writes, Debates, and Passes Laws

Exit - Executive; Carries out Laws

juggling - Judicial; Criminal & Civil Courts and helps interpret the U.S. Constitution

Spoons - States Rights; Congress having power to make decisions on territory

And - Amendment Process; Altering the Constitution

Silver - Supremacy of the Constitution; Establishes the laws and treaties of the United States

Rabbits - Ratification; The amount of states needed for the proposed constitution to take place in the United States. (9 out of 13)

Article I - Legislative (Lions)

The Legislative Branch has two houses of congress which one consist of a senate and one consist of a house of representatives. Laws are written, discussed and voted on in congress. There are 100 senates total (2 from each state). There are 435 representatives in the House of Representatives and the amount each state gets is based on their population.

Article II - Executive (Exit)

The Executive Branch makes laws official. The president of the United States is considered the head of the Executive Branch. The president approves and carries out laws after the Legislative Branch approves of the laws. The president can assign and remove cabinet members and officials. He is also considered head of state and commander in chief of the U.S. Army.

Article III - Judicial (Juggling)

The Judicial Branch reviews the court system of the United States. The Judicial Branch emphasizes the constitution and what laws mean. The supreme court is considered head of this branch and can decide if an event is constitutional or unconstitutional whether it is or isn't in the constitution. There are 9 judges in the supreme court and it is uneven because there will never be a tie against a decision.

Article IV - States Rights (Spoons)

This article is about how states should respect each other and how each state has the same amount of privileges. States can't combine with a state or become one inside a state. A republican form of government is provided and will be provided protection from other states.

Article V - Amendment Process (And)

This article is about how amendments are passed through congress. Amendments are passed if a 2/3 margin results from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Then after it is passed through there, 3/4 of state legislatures or conventions have to approve. The president apparently has no authority for proposing or vetoing an idea of an amendment.

Article VI - Supremacy of the constitution (Silver)

This article explains all the rules for the constitution and that it is "the law of the land".

It explains all government officials, federal and state, and how there is an oath to the constitution that cause someone to live up to it.

Article VII - Ratification (Rabbits)

This article basically explains how 9 states vote towards the constitution, it will eventually become true in the 9 states that wanted it.