-freedom of speech
-freedom of religion, right to beleive whatever you want, govt. cant support or oppose religion
-free press (i can join any group and march)
-freedom of petition
right to bear arms
govt cant force us to house and feed soldiers
prevents govt from violating privacy searches and seizure(arrest) must be reasonable and usually have a warrent
No double jeopardy, no one can be tried for the same trial twice, right to remain silent when questioned
trials must be speedy and public, impartial jury, must inform defendent about all charges, defendents entitled to lawyers and witnesses
every lawsuit has a right to a jury
no cruel and unusual punishment
the list of rights in the constitution isnt complete, there might be other rights
reserves the powers to state and govt. if the power isnt given to natl. govt. federalism- dividing power between state and natl.
1. Legislative Branch
2. Executive Branch
3. Judicial Branch
4. Relations among the states & w/ the National gov' ( what fed can do - states have to follow)
5. Amending Const.
6. The supremacy of the constitution
7. Ratifying Const.
the branch of government that makes the laws.
the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
The branch of government that interprets laws
Must pass by 2/3 of House and Senate OR 2/3 state legislatures in special convention THEN ? state legislatures or constitutional conventions
ratifying the constitution
ratification, or approval of the constitution
introduction to constitution, says purpose of govt. Americans expect their govt to defend justice and liberty and provide peace and safety from foreign enemies