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The Constitution of the

United States of America

Bill E. Leonard II
EDU 225
September 18th, 2016
Instructor Sell

Outline of the U.S.

The Articles: I thru VII
The Bill of Rights: First ten
The Amendments: 11th thru 27th

The Constitution is the Supreme

law of the land in the United
"We the People of the United States, in Order 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,
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of
America." Preamble to the Constitution (The Constitution, n.d.)

The Articles of the Constitution

Article I: Powers of Congress (Legislative Branch)
Article II: Powers of the President (Executive Branch)
Article III: Powers of the Judicial Branch
Article IV: Relations amongst the States
Article V: Amending the Constitution
Article VI: Public Debts; Supremacy of National Government over State and
Local; Oaths of Office
Article VII: Provisions for ratification of Constitution

The Bill of Rights est. 1791

First Amendment: Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly
Second Amendment: Right to Bear Arms
Third Amendment: Quartering of Troops
Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure
Fifth Amendment: Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, SelfIncrimination,
Due Process

The Bill of Rights


Sixth Amendment: Criminal Prosecutions - Jury Trial, Right to Confront

and to Counsel
Seventh Amendment: Common Law Suits - Jury Trial
Eighth Amendment: Excess Bail or Fines, Cruel and Unusual
Ninth Amendment: Non-Enumerated Rights

The Amendments 11


thru 16

Eleventh Amendment: Suits Against a State (1795)

Twelfth Amendment: Election of President and Vice-President
Thirteenth Amendment: Abolition of Slavery (1865)
Fourteenth Amendment: Privileges and Immunities, Due
Process, Equal Protection, Apportionment of Representatives, Civil
War Disqualification and Debt (1868)
Fifteenth Amendment: Rights Not to Be Denied on Account of
Race (1870)


The Amendments 17


thru 22

Seventeenth Amendment: Election of Senators (1913)

Eighteenth Amendment: Prohibition (1919)
Nineteenth Amendment: Women's Right to Vote (1920)
Twentieth Amendment: Presidential Term and Succession
Twenty First Amendment: Repeal of Prohibition (1933)
Twenty Second Amendment: Two Term Limit on President


The Amendments 23


thru 27

Twenty Third Amendment: Presidential Vote in D.C. (1961)

Twenty Fourth Amendment: Poll Tax (1964)
Twenty Fifth Amendment: Presidential Succession (1967)
Twenty Sixth Amendment: Right to Vote at Age 18 (1971)
Twenty Seventh Amendment: Compensation of Members of
Congress (1992)


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