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Government of the U.S

by: Adele Brakus DVM

Government of the U.S POL 1101

Adele Brakus DVM

GPA 3.6

Richard Barke

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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Adele Brakus DVM on Monday November 2, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to POL 1101 at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus taught by Richard Barke in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see /class/233971/pol-1101-georgia-institute-of-technology-main-campus in Political Science at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus.


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Date Created: 11/02/15
1Constitutionhtml Page 1 of 5 Hmajaaezastozm cmge Georgia Um 5 Tech m POL 1101 a Prof Burke Constitution Reminder 1 This outline is not a substitute for the textbook or for lectures the meaning and signi cance of concepts will be found in the text or explained in the classroom 2 Some of the items in this outline will not be covered in class The publisher of your textbook has helpful links for this chapter designated in the margins of the book at the nspolitigsmrg site The book also has a selftat for this chapter But remember much of the material covered in class and on the exams is not in the textbook H THE U S CONSTITUTION A embodies ethics provides mechanism for resolution of disputes B outlines the framework and functions of central government C limits the functions of central government D symbol of unity httpclassweb gatech educoursesiacpubpolbarke 1 Constitutionhtml 9600 1Constitutionhtml Page 2 of 5 E exible E 1 Amending the Constitution about 150 constitutional amendments proposed in 104th Congress voted on in the 104th Congress require a balanced federal budget limit terms of House and Senate members outlaw descretion of the ag require a twothirds vote of Congress to raise taxes guarantee freedom of religion also introduced in the 104th Congress give students the right to attend the public school nearest their home establish English as the nation39s of cial language prohibit the death penalty guarantee the right to life ofunbom children repeal the 22nd Amendment which limits a president to two terms allow citizens to propose their own constimtional amendments grant citizenship to a USbom infant only if at least one parent already is a citizen requiremembersofCongresstobepaidbythestatesanddenythemfederalpensions make clear that the Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms applies to the states and not individuals abolish the Electoral College and provide for direct election of presidents E2 Interpretations F has immediate relevance Communications Decency Act read the actual law and its critics II ROOTS A Enlightenment httpclassweb gatech educoursesiaepubpolbarke 1 Constitutionhtml 9600 1Constitutionhtml Page 3 of 5 B Government based on 1 principles of human behavior 2 historical experience 3 a science of government C John Locke and natural rights Locke39sj D Limited government and quotlibertyquot HIo SEPARATION OF POWERS A Montesquieu quotWhen the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or in the same body of magistrates there can be no libertyquot Charles Secondat Baron de Montesquieu The Spirit of the Laws trans Thomas Nugent New York Macmillan 1949 pp 15152 B Allocation of power C Number of branches httpclasswebgatecheducoursesiacpubpolbarke1Constitutionhtml 9600 1Constitutionhtml see some examples of 1919 or regent Supreme Court cases D The power of power E Sharing of power ideas on the subject from The Federgiig F Equilibrium GO ifOOCOO Page 4 of 5 IV MIXED GOVERNMENT A Instability of poverty B Need for commercial expansion C Diversity of interests V MADISON AND F EDERALIST 10 A Selfinterest interests interest groups factions httpclassweb gatech educoursesiacpubpo barke l Constitutionhtml 9600


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