The Constitution
Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean? </li></ul>
Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean?
- an introductory declaration
According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?  </li></ul>
Preamble <ul><li>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? </li></ul>
Preamble <ul><li>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” </li></ul>
Preamble <ul><li>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” </li></ul>
Preamble <ul><li>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”  </li></ul>
Preamble <ul><li>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,  </li></ul>
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Week 5.1 preamble & the house

  1. 1. The Constitution
  2. 2. Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean?
  4. 4. - an introductory declaration
  5. 5. According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean?
  7. 7. - an introductory declaration
  8. 8. According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
  9. 9. - the people
  10. 10. What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean?
  12. 12. - an introductory declaration
  13. 13. According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
  14. 14. - the people
  15. 15. What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
  16. 16. - “to form a more perfect union” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean?
  18. 18. - an introductory declaration
  19. 19. According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
  20. 20. - the people
  21. 21. What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
  22. 22. - “to form a more perfect union”
  23. 23. - “to establish justice” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean?
  25. 25. - an introductory declaration
  26. 26. According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
  27. 27. - the people
  28. 28. What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
  29. 29. - “to form a more perfect union”
  30. 30. - “establish justice,” “ensure domestic tranquility” </li></ul>
  31. 31. Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean?
  32. 32. - an introductory declaration
  33. 33. According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
  34. 34. - the people
  35. 35. What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
  36. 36. - “to form a more perfect union”
  37. 37. - “establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, </li></ul>
  38. 38. Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean?
  39. 39. - an introductory declaration
  40. 40. According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
  41. 41. - the people
  42. 42. What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
  43. 43. - “to form a more perfect union”
  44. 44. - “establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, </li></ul>
  45. 45. Preamble <ul><li>What does the word preamble mean?
  46. 46. - an introductory declaration
  47. 47. According to the Preamble, who authorized the Constitution?
  48. 48. - the people
  49. 49. What are the reasons given for creating the Constitution?
  50. 50. - “to form a more perfect union”
  51. 51. - “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” </li></ul>
  52. 52. The Preamble cont. <ul><li>Do these reasons make sense to you?
  53. 53. What would Bastiat say about each of them?
  54. 54. What does general welfare mean? </li></ul>
  55. 55. The Preamble cont. <ul><li>Do these reasons make sense to you?
  56. 56. What would Bastiat say about each of them?
  57. 57. What does general welfare mean?
  58. 58. - referred to the welfare of all Americans, not that of a specific group. Thus, unless a government action benefited everyone, it was considered inappropriate.
  59. 59. Ordain = ? </li></ul>
  60. 60. The Preamble cont. <ul><li>Do these reasons make sense to you?
  61. 61. What would Bastiat say about each of them?
  62. 62. What does general welfare mean?
  63. 63. - referred to the welfare of all Americans, not that of a specific group. Thus, unless a government action benefited everyone, it was considered inappropriate.
  64. 64. Ordain = to create or to invest officially
  65. 65. - this document officially created the government of the United States of America </li></ul>
  66. 66. Article I: The Legislative Branch <ul><li>What is the name of the national legislature? </li></ul>
  67. 67. Article I: The Legislative Branch <ul><li>What is the name of the national legislature?
  68. 68. - Congress
  69. 69. What are the two houses called? </li></ul>
  70. 70. Article I: The Legislative Branch <ul>Section 1 <li>What is the name of the national legislature?
  71. 71. - Congress
  72. 72. What are the two houses called?
  73. 73. - Senate & House of Representatives
  74. 74. What is the advantage of having a bicameral Congress? </li></ul>
  75. 75. Article I: The Legislative Branch <ul>Section 1 <li>What is the name of the national legislature?
  76. 76. - Congress
  77. 77. What are the two houses called?
  78. 78. - Senate & House of Representatives
  79. 79. What is the advantage of having a bicameral Congress?
  80. 80. - power is balanced between the two houses; they act as a check on one another </li></ul>
  81. 81. Art. I Section 2: The House <ul><li>How often are the Congressmen chosen? </li></ul>
  82. 82. Art. I Section 2: The House <ul><li>How often are the Congressmen chosen?
  83. 83. - every two years
  84. 84. How are they chosen? </li></ul>
  85. 85. Art. I Section 2: The House <ul><li>How often are the Congressmen chosen?
  86. 86. - every two years
  87. 87. How are they chosen?
  88. 88. - they are elected by the people living in their congressional district
  89. 89. How many representatives are there? </li></ul>
  90. 90. Art. I Section 2: The House <ul><li>How often are the Congressmen chosen?
  91. 91. - every two years
  92. 92. How are they chosen?
  93. 93. - they are elected by the people living in their congressional district
  94. 94. How many representatives are there?
  95. 95. - 435, so each represents around 700,000 people
  96. 96. How many Congressmen does Colorado have? </li></ul>
  97. 97. Art. I Section 2: The House <ul><li>How often are the Congressmen chosen?
  98. 98. - every two years
  99. 99. How are they chosen?
  100. 100. - they are elected by the people living in their congressional district
  101. 101. How many representatives are there?
  102. 102. - 435, so each represents around 700,000 people
  103. 103. How many Congressmen does Colorado have?
  104. 104. - 8
  105. 105. - Note: Most of us now live in District 2 along with Boulder </li></ul>
  106. 106. Qualifications of a Congressman <ul><li>What are the qualifications of a Congressman? </li></ul>
  107. 107. Qualifications of a Congressman <ul><li>What are the qualifications of a Congressman?
  108. 108. - at least 25 years old
  109. 109. - has been a citizen 7+ years
  110. 110. - must be an inhabitant of the state he represents </li></ul>
  111. 111. Art. I Sect. 2 The House <ul><li>What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3? </li></ul>
  112. 112. Art. I Sect. 2 The House <ul><li>What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3?
  113. 113. - taking a census
  114. 114. How often? </li></ul>
  115. 115. Art. I Sect. 2 The House <ul><li>What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3?
  116. 116. - taking a census
  117. 117. How often?
  118. 118. - every 10 years starting in 1790
  119. 119. How are congressional districts drawn? </li></ul>
  120. 120. Art. I Sect. 2 The House <ul><li>What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3?
  121. 121. - taking a census
  122. 122. How often?
  123. 123. - every 10 years starting in 1790
  124. 124. How are congressional districts drawn?
  125. 125. - After each census, state legislatures redraw the district lines to accommodate population shifts
  126. 126. - This process is called reapportionment, and it can turn into a political football
  127. 127. Gerrymandering = ? </li></ul>
  128. 128. Art. I Sect. 2 The House <ul><li>What is meant by the word enumeration in Art. I Sect. 2.3?
  129. 129. - taking a census
  130. 130. How often?
  131. 131. - every 10 years starting in 1790
  132. 132. How are congressional districts drawn?
  133. 133. - After each census, state legislatures redraw the district lines to accommodate population shifts
  134. 134. - This process is called reapportionment, and it can turn into a political football
  135. 135. Gerrymandering = ?
  136. 136. - practice of creating weird shaped districts for political advantage </li></ul>
  137. 137. Gerrymandered District
  138. 138. Modern Gerrymander
  139. 139. The House <ul><li>How are vacancies to be filled? </li></ul>
  140. 140. The House <ul><li>How are vacancies to be filled?
  141. 141. - the governor of that state shall hold an election
  142. 142. What is the name of the leader of the House? </li></ul>
  143. 143. The House <ul><li>How are vacancies to be filled?
  144. 144. - the governor of that state shall hold an election
  145. 145. What is the name of the leader of the House?
  146. 146. - Speaker of the House
  147. 147. Who is our current Speaker? </li></ul>
  148. 148. The House <ul><li>How are vacancies to be filled?
  149. 149. - the governor of that state shall hold an election
  150. 150. What is the name of the leader of the House?
  151. 151. - Speaker of the House
  152. 152. Who is our current Speaker?
  153. 153. - John Boehner
  154. 154. What House power is mentioned in this section? </li></ul>
  155. 155. The House <ul><li>How are vacancies to be filled?
  156. 156. - the governor of that state shall hold an election
  157. 157. What is the name of the leader of the House?
  158. 158. - Speaker of the House
  159. 159. Who is our current Speaker?
  160. 160. - John Bahr
  161. 161. What House power is mentioned in this section?
  162. 162. - impeachment = ? </li></ul>
  163. 163. The House <ul><li>How are vacancies to be filled?
  164. 164. - the governor of that state shall hold a special election
  165. 165. What is the name of the leader of the House?
  166. 166. - Speaker of the House
  167. 167. Who is our current Speaker?
  168. 168. - John Bahr
  169. 169. What House power is mentioned in this section?
  170. 170. - impeachment = the filing of charges against a major federal official such as the President or a judge
  171. 171. NOTE: To be impeached is to be charged, not convicted. The Senate has to try the officer to see if he's guilty. </li></ul>

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