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Discussion Guide for Developing Community Social Contracts A measured discussion of the concept of social contract as implicit among any large group of individuals living in the same area.
The Constitution as a Social Contract - A Liberal View This page is but one in a set of numerous articles involving the constitution in a liberal rebuttal of arguments the author labels "rightwing".
Polybius and the Founding Fathers: the separation of powers Contributions of an ancient Greek historian to the concept of separation of powers, a major concept of the US Constitution.
Article I Section 1.1 All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress
Article I Section 2.1 The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen
Article I Section 2.2 No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the
Article I Section 2.3 Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the
Article I Section 2.4 When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the
Article I Section 2.5 The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other
Article I Section 3.1 The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from
Article I Section 3.2 Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first
Article I Section 3.3 No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of
Article I Section 3.4 The Vice-President of the United States shall be President of the Senate,
Article I Section 3.5 The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro
Article I Section 3.6 The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.
Article I Section 3.7 Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to
Article I Section 4.1 The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and
Article I Section 4.2 The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such
Article I Section 5.1 Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and
Article I Section 5.2 Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its
Article I Section 5.3 Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to
Article I Section 5.4 Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the
Article I Section 6.1 The Senators and Representatives shall receive a
Article I Section 6.2 No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he
Article I Section 7.1 All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House
Article I Section 7.2 Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives
Article I Section 7.3 Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of
Article I Section 8.1 To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts
Article I Section 8.2 To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
Article I Section 8.3 To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several
Article I Section 8.4 To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on
Article I Section 8.6 To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and
Article I Section 8.7 To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
Article I Section 8.9 To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
Article I Section 8.10 To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high
Article I Section 8.11 To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make
Article I Section 8.12 To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to
Article I Section 8.13 To provide and maintain a Navy;
Article I Section 8.14 To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and
Article I Section 8.15 To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws ofArticle I Section 8.16 To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the
Article I Section 8.17 To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over
Article I Section 8.18 To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for
Article I Section 9.4 No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in
Article I Section 9.5 No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any
Article I Section 9.6 No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or
Article I Section 9.7 No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of
Article I Section 9.8 No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And
Article I Section 10.1 No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation;
Article I Section 10.2 No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any
Article I Section 10.3 No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of
Article II Section 1.1 The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United
Article II Section 1.2 Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature
Article II Section 1.3 The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by
Article II Section 1.4 The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and
Article II Section 1.5 No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the
Article II Section 1.6 In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his
Article II Section 1.7 The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services,
Article II Section 1.8 Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take
Article II Section 2.3 The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may
Article II Section 3.1 He shall from time to time give to the Congress
Article II Section 4.1 The President, Vice-President and all civil Officers of
Article III Section 1.1 The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested
Article III Section 2.2 In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public
Article III Section 2.3 The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment,
Article III Section 3.1 Treason against the United States, shall consist only
Article III Section 3.2 The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment
Article IV Section 1.1 Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to
Article IV Section 2.1 The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all
Article IV Section 2.2 A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or
Article IV Section 2.3 No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under
Article IV Section 3.2 The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make
Article V Section 1.1 The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall
Article VI Paragraph 1 All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into,Article VI Paragraph 2 This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States
Article VII Paragraph 1 The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States,
Article VII Paragraph 2 Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the
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The Founding Fathers: A Brief Overview This page summarizes the biographical information pertaining to all 55 State delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention Page is prepared by National Archives and Records Administration. Has bio's of all 55 delegates. Bio's of non-signing delegates are indicated by an asterisk.
Paragraph 1 In Convention Monday, September 17th. 1787.
Paragraph 2 Resolved, That the preceding Constitution be laid before the United States
Paragraph 3 Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Convention, that as soon as the
Signatures By the Unanimous Order of the Convention.
Paragraph 1 Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York,
Paragraph 2 THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their
Paragraph 3 RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
Paragraph 4 ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United
Signatures FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG
Bill of Rights Status Report For each of the 10 amendments in the Bill of Right, this article lists widely known threats or individual cases of abuse.
Shadow Law Page addresses entire Bill of Rights. Views are expressed in a severe tone.
Paragraph 1 The Electors shall meet in their respective States and vote by ballot for
AMENDMENT XIII Section 2.1 Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
AMENDMENT XIV Section 1.1 All persons born or naturalized in the United States,
AMENDMENT XIV Section 2.1 Representatives shall be apportioned among the several
AMENDMENT XIV Section 3.1 No person shall be a Senator or Representative in
AMENDMENT XIV Section 4.1 The validity of the public debt of the United States,
AMENDMENT XIV Section 5.1 The Congress shall have power to enforce,
AMENDMENT XV Section 1.1 The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not
AMENDMENT XV Section 2.1 The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
Paragraph 2 When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the
Paragraph 3 This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term
AMENDMENT XVIII Section 1.1 After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture,
AMENDMENT XVIII Section 2.1 The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce
AMENDMENT XVIII Section 3.1 This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as
Paragraph 1 The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or
Paragraph 2 Congress shall have power to enforce this Article by appropriate
AMENDMENT XX Section 1.1 The terms of the President and Vice-President shall end
AMENDMENT XX Section 2.1 The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year,
AMENDMENT XX Section 3.1 If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the
AMENDMENT XX Section 4.1 The Congress may by law provide for the case of the
AMENDMENT XX Section 5.1 Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of
AMENDMENT XX Section 6.1 This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been
AMENDMENT XXI Section 1.1 The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution
AMENDMENT XXI Section 2.1 The transportation or importation into any State,
AMENDMENT XXI Section 3.1 This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been
AMENDMENT XXII Section 1.1 No person shall be elected to the office of the President
AMENDMENT XXII Section 2.1 This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been
AMENDMENT XXIII Section 1.1 The District constituting the seat of Government of the
AMENDMENT XXIII Section 1.2 A number of electors of President and Vice-President
AMENDMENT XXIII Section 2.1 The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
AMENDMENT XXIV Section 1.1 The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any
AMENDMENT XXIV Section 2.1 The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
AMENDMENT XXV Section 1.1 In case of the removal of the President from office or of
AMENDMENT XXV Section 2.1 Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the
AMENDMENT XXV Section 3.1 Whenever the President transmits to the President pro
AMENDMENT XXV Section 4.1 Whenever the Vice-President and a majority of either the
AMENDMENT XXV Section 4.2 Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President
AMENDMENT XXVI Section 1.1 The right of citizens of the United States, who are
AMENDMENT XXVI Section 2.1 The Congress shall have the power to enforce this
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