Seven Articles Of The Constitution

By: Nicholas Kessler

Mnemonic Device

( L ) Lions

( E ) Eat

( J ) Jaguars

( S ) So

( A ) Animals

( S ) Stay

( R ) Reserved

Summary

The "L" in the mnemonic device stands for the Legislative Branch. It stands for this because the 1st Article of the Constitution covers the Legislative Branch and the supreme body of this branch which is Congress. These duties range from the power to create new laws to creating an official declaration of war.


The "E" in the mnemonic device stands for the Executive Branch. The second article of the Constitution outlines the Executive branch. The executive branch has a broad range of power such as the ability to pass or veto laws that are created by the Legislative branch. The supreme body or leader of this branch would be the president of the United States.


The "J" in the mnemonic device stands for the Judicial Branch. Article three of the Constitution outlines the duties of the Judicial Branch. There supreme body would be the Supreme Court. This branch is appointed by the president and decides weather laws are Constitutional. They can also base decisions off of prior court cases and this is refereed to as prescient.


The "S" in the mnemonic device stands for the States. The fourth article of the Constitution outlines the way that States should get along with each other and the federal government. It was a more organized way of uniting the states into a tighter union.


The "A" in the mnemonic device stands for the Amendment Process. The fifth article of the Constitution outlines the Amendment Process. In order to change or amend the Constitution it is a very hard task. This article states that two-thirds of Congress. And three-fourths of state legislators had to be in favor of the change.


The "S" in the mnemonic device stands for the Supremacy Clause. The sixth article of the Constitution outlines the Supremacy Clause. It can be found in Article VI Clause II. It is refereed to as the supreme law of the land. This clause states that any law that will be made furthering the Constitution must be made under the authority of the United States. This is also called the Elastic Clause which allows law makers to interpret the Constitution as long as it is under the authority of the United States government.


The "R" in the mnemonic device stands for the Ratification Process. Article seven article of the Constitution outlines the ratification process of the United States government. It took a total of nine out of the thirteen original states to pass a law. To change said law there would have to be an agreement made by all thirteen states.