1. How many Articles are in the U.S Constitution?
  2. What branch of Government does Article II address?
  3. When was the U.S. Constitution written?
  4. What is Article IV, section 4 of the U.S. Constitution about?
  5. What is the Tenth Amendment about?
  6. What does the 17th Amendment change?
  7. What did the 16th Amendment change in Article I, Section 9?
  8. What is the founding fathers original intent of the Second Amendment?
  9. How many ways are there to amend the U.S. Constitution?
  10. What does the First Amendment say?

 

 

Answers:

  1. VII
  2. The President
  3. September 17, 1787
  4. It grantees a “Republican Form of Government:, meaning it guaranteed states independence.
  5. Those powers not specifically given to the Federal Government are reserved to the States or the people.
  6. It changed Section III article 1 which stated the State legislature was to elect the Senator from each state. After the 17th Amendment, each senator was elected by the people in a popular (Vote purchasing) election. Taking the Voice of each State away from the State governments and giving it to those who will sell their vote for cash.
  7. It changed the power to tax the individual and anyone else Congress desired to tax. Section 9 declared that no direct tax should be applied to anyone unless equally distributed according to the Census. So that everyone will be taxed equally.
  8. To have the people armed to fight tyranny and to protect personal Rights. Congress and the courts believe it is only for self defense against home invasion. See The Federalist Papers #28
  9. Constitutionally, two but the powers of the courts can change the meaning of the U.S. Constitution. The Congress can amend the Constitution and the State legislatures can also by calling for a Constitutional Convention by Two thirds of the States legislatures. The Courts have amended the constitution by changing the meaning of common worlds such as “Is”.
  10. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Nowhere in the constitution does it say anything about “separation of church and state”. That was a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend.

 

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