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  • The Constitution
  • Preamble
    • What does the word preamble mean?
  • Preamble
    • What does the word preamble mean?
    • - an introductory declaration
    • According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
  • Preamble
    • What does the word preamble mean?
    • - an introductory declaration
    • According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
    • - the people
    • What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
  • Preamble
    • What does the word preamble mean?
    • - an introductory declaration
    • According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
    • - the people
    • What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
    • - “to form a more perfect union”
  • Preamble
    • What does the word preamble mean?
    • - an introductory declaration
    • According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
    • - the people
    • What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
    • - “to form a more perfect union”
    • - “to establish justice”
  • Preamble
    • What does the word preamble mean?
    • - an introductory declaration
    • According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
    • - the people
    • What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
    • - “to form a more perfect union”
    • - “establish justice,” “ensure domestic tranquility”
  • Preamble
    • What does the word preamble mean?
    • - an introductory declaration
    • According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
    • - the people
    • What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
    • - “to form a more perfect union”
    • - “establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense,
  • Preamble
    • What does the word preamble mean?
    • - an introductory declaration
    • According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
    • - the people
    • What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
    • - “to form a more perfect union”
    • - “establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,
  • Preamble
    • What does the word preamble mean?
    • - an introductory declaration
    • According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
    • - the people
    • What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
    • - “to form a more perfect union”
    • - “establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”
  • The Preamble cont.
    • Do these reasons make sense to you?
    • What would Bastiat say about each of them?
    • What does general welfare mean?
  • The Preamble cont.
    • Do these reasons make sense to you?
    • What would Bastiat say about each of them?
    • What does general welfare mean?
    • - referred to the welfare of all Americans, not that of a specific group. Thus, unless a government action benefited everyone, it was considered inappropriate.
    • Ordain = ?
  • The Preamble cont.
    • Do these reasons make sense to you?
    • What would Bastiat say about each of them?
    • What does general welfare mean?
    • - referred to the welfare of all Americans, not that of a specific group. Thus, unless a government action benefited everyone, it was considered inappropriate.
    • Ordain = to create or to invest officially
    • - this document officially created the government of the United States of America
  • Article I: The Legislative Branch
    • What is the name of the national legislature?
  • Article I: The Legislative Branch
    • What is the name of the national legislature?
    • - Congress
    • What are the two houses called?
  • Article I: The Legislative Branch
      Section 1
    • What is the name of the national legislature?
    • - Congress
    • What are the two houses called?
    • - Senate & House of Representatives
    • What is the advantage of having a bicameral Congress?
  • Article I: The Legislative Branch
      Section 1
    • What is the name of the national legislature?
    • - Congress
    • What are the two houses called?
    • - Senate & House of Representatives
    • What is the advantage of having a bicameral Congress?
    • - power is balanced between the two houses; they act as a check on one another
  • Art. I Section 2: The House
    • How often are the Congressmen chosen?
  • Art. I Section 2: The House
    • How often are the Congressmen chosen?
    • - every two years
    • How are they chosen?
  • Art. I Section 2: The House
    • How often are the Congressmen chosen?
    • - every two years
    • How are they chosen?
    • - they are elected by the people living in their congressional district
    • How many representatives are there?
  • Art. I Section 2: The House
    • How often are the Congressmen chosen?
    • - every two years
    • How are they chosen?
    • - they are elected by the people living in their congressional district
    • How many representatives are there?
    • - 435, so each represents around 700,000 people
    • How many Congressmen does Colorado have?
  • Art. I Section 2: The House
    • How often are the Congressmen chosen?
    • - every two years
    • How are they chosen?
    • - they are elected by the people living in their congressional district
    • How many representatives are there?
    • - 435, so each represents around 700,000 people
    • How many Congressmen does Colorado have?
    • - 8
    • - Note: Most of us now live in District 2 along with Boulder
  • Qualifications of a Congressman
    • What are the qualifications of a Congressman?
  • Qualifications of a Congressman
    • What are the qualifications of a Congressman?
    • - at least 25 years old
    • - has been a citizen 7+ years
    • - must be an inhabitant of the state he represents
  • Art. I Sect. 2 The House
    • What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3?
  • Art. I Sect. 2 The House
    • What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3?
    • - taking a census
    • How often?
  • Art. I Sect. 2 The House
    • What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3?
    • - taking a census
    • How often?
    • - every 10 years starting in 1790
    • How are congressional districts drawn?
  • Art. I Sect. 2 The House
    • What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3?
    • - taking a census
    • How often?
    • - every 10 years starting in 1790
    • How are congressional districts drawn?
    • - After each census, state legislatures redraw the district lines to accommodate population shifts
    • - This process is called reapportionment, and it can turn into a political football
    • Gerrymandering = ?
  • Art. I Sect. 2 The House
    • What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3?
    • - taking a census
    • How often?
    • - every 10 years starting in 1790
    • How are congressional districts drawn?
    • - After each census, state legislatures redraw the district lines to accommodate population shifts
    • - This process is called reapportionment, and it can turn into a political football
    • Gerrymandering = ?
    • - practice of creating weird shaped districts for political advantage
  • Gerrymandered District
  • Modern Gerrymander
  • The House
    • How are vacancies to be filled?
  • The House
    • How are vacancies to be filled?
    • - the governor of that state shall hold an election
    • What is the name of the leader of the House?
  • The House
    • How are vacancies to be filled?
    • - the governor of that state shall hold an election
    • What is the name of the leader of the House?
    • - Speaker of the House
    • Who is our current Speaker?
  • The House
    • How are vacancies to be filled?
    • - the governor of that state shall hold an election
    • What is the name of the leader of the House?
    • - Speaker of the House
    • Who is our current Speaker?
    • - John Boehner
    • What House power is mentioned in this section?
  • The House
    • How are vacancies to be filled?
    • - the governor of that state shall hold an election
    • What is the name of the leader of the House?
    • - Speaker of the House
    • Who is our current Speaker?
    • - John Bahr
    • What House power is mentioned in this section?
    • - impeachment = ?
  • The House
    • How are vacancies to be filled?
    • - the governor of that state shall hold a special election
    • What is the name of the leader of the House?
    • - Speaker of the House
    • Who is our current Speaker?
    • - John Bahr
    • What House power is mentioned in this section?
    • - impeachment = the filing of charges against a major federal official such as the President or a judge
    • NOTE: To be impeached is to be charged, not convicted. The Senate has to try the officer to see if he's guilty.