Read Aloud Handout
... All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the
United States which shall consist of a Senate and House of
2017 Assigned Topics
... Amendment 7: In Suits at common law, where the value in
controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury
shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise
re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to
the rules of the common law.
Amendment 10: ...
Resolutions of the Hartford Convention
... First.-Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be
included within this union, according to their respective numbers of free persons, including those bound to
serve for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, and all other persons.
6 Radical Reconstruction
... of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to
any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several
States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole
number of persons in each Sta ...
... CONSTITUTION: "The Privilege of the Writ of
Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when
in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety
may require it.”
4TH AMENDMENT: The right of the people to be
secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,
against unreasonable searches and seiz ...
Becoming a State Worksheet
... at the end of the American Revolution. The land for which the ordinance was passed was the
land north of the Ohio River and west of the Mississippi. However, the ordinance was used to
establish rules for the admission of other states beside those in the Northwest Territory.
United States Constitutio ...
Act of Mar 3, 1819, 3 Stat 523 CHAP. XCIII.—An Act to authorize the
... CHAP. XCIII.—An Act to authorize the President of the United Sates to take possession of East
and West Florida, and establish a temporary government therein. (a)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the ...
congressional act of admission into the union
... hundred and fifty-seven, by delegates elected for that purpose, form for themselves a constitution and state government, which is
republican in form, and was ratified and adopted by the people at an election held on the thirteenth day of October, eighteen hundred
and fifty-seven, for that purpose; t ...
Hartford Convention Resolutions (1814) - Strunc1301-1302
... tioned among the several States which may be included
within this union, according to their respective numbers of
free persons, including those bound to serve for a term of
years, and excluding Indians not taxed, and all other persons.
Second.—No new State shall be admitted into the
union by Congres ...
SEDITION ACT. An act in addition to the act intituled, "An act for the
... States of America, in Congress assembled. That if any persons shall unlawfully
combine or conspire together, with intent to oppose any measure or measures of
the government of the United States, which are or shall be directed by proper
authority, or to impede the operation of any law of the United S ...
Reconstruction DBQ Name Documents A
... THESIS STATEMENT: Reconstruction was hard for African Americans.
The thesis statement will be your FIRST SENTENCE of your paragraph. Use “text
evidence” from the documents and your answers to the questions to support this
statement. It will also be evaluated on conventions, including spelling and gr ...
THIRTY-NINTH CONGRESS. SESS. L CH. 209, 210, 211. 1866. 209
... and its succesfornia, April twenty-four, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, be, and the same sore in trust .
are hereby, relinquished and granted to the said city and its successors,
upon trust, however, that so much of said lands as is in the bona fide occupancy of parties upon the passage of this act ...
• No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime,
unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising
in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of
war or public danger;
• nor shall any ...
... shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or
which shall be made, under the authority of the United States,
shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every
state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or
laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.” ...
Ark. Code §12-62-101 et seq.doc
... 12-62-103. Assignment and transfer. Commissioned officers and warrant officers may
be assigned, reassigned, transferred, or detailed to and from units within the National
Guard as prescribed by the laws of the United States and this code and the regulations
The Bill of Rights
... The Bill of Rights
During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open
the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and
during the Rev ...
Section 2 Treaty of Medicine Lodge Creek
... Article 6. If any individual belonging to said
tribes of Indians, . . . being the head of a family, shall
desire to commence3 farming he shall have the privilege to select . . . a tract of land within said reservation, not exceeding three hundred and twenty acres in
extent . . . shall cease to be he ...
Reconstruction after 1866: The Cliff Notes Version
... whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians
not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the
choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the
United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive
and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the
27 The Bill of Rights
... desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive
clauses should be added, and as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government will best
insure the beneficent ends of its institution;
Resolved, by the Senate and House of Repre ...
The First Ten Amendments to the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights
... done them by the title, because they were in favor of a Federal Government, and the others were in favor of a national
one; the federalists were for ratifying the Constitution as it
stood, and the others not until amendments were made.
Their names then ought not to have been distinguished by
The Bill Of Rights
... The Bill Of Rights
The First Ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States are known as
The Bill of Rights
INTRODUCTION TO US LEGAL SYSTEM US CONSTITUTION
... Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts,
Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the
foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in ...
PRELIMINARY EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, SEPTEMBER
... the war will be prosecuted for the object of practically restoring the constitutional relation
between the United States, and each of the States, and the people thereof, in which States
that relation is, or may be, suspended or disturbed.
That it is my purpose, upon the next meeting of Congress to a ...
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
The Fundamental Orders were adopted by the Connecticut Colony council on January 15, 1639 OS (January 24, 1639 NS). The orders describe the government set up by the Connecticut River towns, setting its structure and powers. It has the features of a written constitution, and is considered by some as the first written Constitution in the Western tradition, and thus earned Connecticut its nickname of The Constitution State. John Fiske, a Connecticut historian, was the first to claim that the Fundamental Orders were the first written Constitution, a claim disputed by some modern historians. The orders were transcribed into the official colony records by the colony's secretary Thomas Welles. It was a Constitution for the colonial government of Hartford and was similar to the government Massachusetts had set up. However, this Order gave men more voting rights and made more men eligible to run for elected positions.