Principles of The Constitution
By Bradley Clough
Example - When people vote, they are giving authority to the government such as when the 19th Amendment was added.
Constitution - ‘‘We the people of the United States . . . do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.’’
Example - when we vote we choose leaders that we want.
Constitution - " The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
Example - Texas can decide it's own marriage laws not the national government.
Constitution - "No state shall sign any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility."
Seperation of Powers
Example - In Articals 1,2, and 3, The Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches are assigned their duties and powers.
Constitution - "All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
Checks and Balances
Example - when the president vetoes a bill from congress.
Costitution - "Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill."
Example - the government can not let soldiers quarter in your house.
Constitution - "The Migration or Importation of any persons of the States shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person."
Example. - the right to vote
Constitution - "A writ of habeas corpus is a legal action against unlawful detainment that commands a law enforcement agency or other body that has a person in custody to have a court inquire into the legality of the detention."