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The 27 Amendments to The Constitution

The Constitution of the United States has been amended 27 times since 1789. The first 10 amendments are known collectively as “The Bill of Rights.” The amendments to the Constitution are considered part of the Constitution itself. The 27 amendments to the Constitution are: Amendment 1—Preserves the basic freedoms of religion, speech and assembly. AlsoContinue Reading

Significant Supreme Court Cases

The Supreme Court of the United States decides several court cases each session. Most of these cases are not major cases. However, the Supreme Court has ruled on several cases that have radically changed the course of American history. 1803 Marbury v. Madison This case originated as a dispute between James Madison and William Marbury concerning theContinue Reading

The Three Branches of Government Summarized

Most modern systems of government present in our world today consist of three primary parts: the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. These branches differ from country to country in terms of composition, size, function, and importance, but are usually designed to operate best independently of each other on specific aspects of governance. InContinue Reading

Preamble to The Constitution Text

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Source: Cornell UniversityContinue Reading

How Constitutional Amendments Come to Be

Democracy at Work: How Constitutional Amendments Come to Be In Article VI, Clause 2, the United States Constitution proclaims itself to be the “supreme law of the land.” Every action the government takes must be in compliance with its founding document. The constitution concisely explains the three branches of government and their checks and balancesContinue Reading

The President of the United States

Election Day is the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. You must be 18 years old to vote. The next presidential election will be in 2016. The presidency of the United States is a 4 year term obligation with a two term limit. The president is in charge of the executive branch. HeContinue Reading

Judicial Branch

The judicial branch of the United States government is responsible for interpreting and explaining the constitution through a series of court hearings and rulings. This consists of three levels of courts: the Supreme Court, magistrate courts and municipal courts. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the system. Other courts included in this branchContinue Reading

Executive Branch

What is the Executive Branch of Government? In the United States, there are three main branches of government. These are known as the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Each of these perform separate but intertwined tasks and procedures that are in place and delegated by the United States Constitution as a way of running theContinue Reading

Legislative Branch

All About the United States Legislative Branch The legislative branch of the United States government is delegated and established in Article I of the Constitution. Essentially, this branch was put in place in an effort by the founding fathers to represent the people of the country directly. In a time when the founding fathers wereContinue Reading