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The Preamble: “We the People”
Article I: the legislature.
The intended primary branch?
Article II: the president
The current primary branch?
Article III: federal judicial system
The unaccountable branch?
Article IV: the states
The states or the people?
the power of the Senate & the Electoral College?
The remaining articles deal with a variety of issues
including the supremacy clause
BoR not original:
is it worth less?
Most rights prohibit govt. infringing on liberty
Which limit liberty?
Are our rights clearly stated?
EX: 2nd Amendment?
Slavery outlawed (13th in 1865)
Senators directly elected (17th in 1913)
Limit state’s abilities to limit rights/liberties (14th in
Increased Equality (Race via the 15th in 1870; Gender
via the 19th in 1920; D.C. via the 23rd in 1961; Class via
the 24th in 1964); and Age via the 26th in 1971)