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  ELS - ERD - Law By Country - United States Substantive Law - Constitution of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Amendment X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the Thirty-ninth Congress, on the 13th of June, 1866.
The twenty-first amendment to the Constitution was proposed to the several states by the Seventy-Second Congress, on the 20th day of February, 1933, and was declared, in a proclamation by the Secretary of State, dated on the 5th day of December, 1933, to have been ratified by 36 of the 48 States.
www.law.emory.edu /FEDERAL/usconst/amend.html   (2843 words)

  
 The Bill of Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/billeng.htm   (237 words)

  
 The Third Amendment and the Issue of Standing Armies:
Although the origins of the third amendment would be directly rooted in the conflicts of the 1700's, problems resulting from the quartering of soldiers amongst the civilian population occurred throughout the history of the colonies each time there had been a significant British military presence.
Constitution of Massachusetts of 1780 ("In time of peace, no soldiers ought to be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner; and in time of war, such quarters ought not to be made but by civil magistrate, in a manner ordained by the legislature").
The United States technically continues to have a national "general" militia consisting of all able-bodied males between 17 and 45 years of age who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
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Amendment VII 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 XVII The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
Amendment XIX The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
www.usconstitution.net /const.txt   (3394 words)

  
 Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - dKosopedia
Amendment XIV (the Fourteenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution is one of the post-Civil War amendments and includes the due process and equal protection clauses (Section 1).
Many states modeled their constitution and laws after the federal government of the United States, but state constitutions did not necessarily entail provisions like the Bill of Rights.
With the adoption of this amendment and this section in particular, southern states were legally obligated to recognize certain rights of freed slaves.
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 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Amendment XI (The proposed amendment was sent to the states Mar. 5, 1794, by the Third Congress.
But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each State having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.
Amendment XV (The proposed amendment was sent to the states Feb. 27, 1869, by the Fortieth Congress.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0749825.html#A0749845   (2083 words)

  
 LII: Constitution
The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several states, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submissio n hereof to the states by the Congress.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several states, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission her eof to the states by the Congress.
www.law.cornell.edu /constitution/constitution.text.html   (4075 words)

  
 The Constitution of the United States
The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.
A person charged in any state with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another state, shall on demand of the executive authority of the state from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime.
Amendment XI The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/consteng.htm   (3959 words)

  
 The Constitution of the United States of America
By the reference in the Amendment to the ``common law,'' the Court thought, ``the Framers of the Seventh Amendment were concerned with preserving the right of trial by jury in civil cases where it existed at common law, rather than the various incidents of trial by jury.''\11\ \7\Baltimore & Carolina Line v.
United States,\34\ the Court ruled that the Amendment requires trial by jury in civil actions to determine liability for civil penalties under the Clean Water Act, but not to assess the amount of penalty.
Federal statutes prohibiting courts of the United States from sustaining suits in equity where the remedy was complete at law served to guard the right of trial by jury and were liberally construed.
www.gpoaccess.gov /constitution/html/amdt7.html   (3445 words)

  
 Close Up Foundation Civics Education | Constitution of the United States
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law.
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
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 United States House of Representatives - Amendments to the Constitution
The amendment was rejected (and not subsequently ratified) by Mississippi, December 4, 1865.
Note 12: The first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States (and two others, one of which failed of ratification and the other which later became the 27th amendment) were proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the First Congress on September 25, 1789.
The amendments were subsequently ratified by the legislatures of Massachusetts, March 2, 1939; Georgia, March 18, 1939; and Connecticut, April 19, 1939.
www.house.gov /house/Constitution/Amend.html   (2086 words)

  
 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Constitution of the United States
For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers successfully separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the central and state governments.
Membership in the House is apportioned according to the population of the states.
The 13th amendment abolished slavery and the 14th amendment provided that representation would be determined according to the whole number of persons in each state, not by the “three-fifths” of the slaves.
www.senate.gov /civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm   (3655 words)

  
 Constitution for the United States of America
The conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added.
Article the third [Amendment I] 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.
Article the twelfth [Amendment X] The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
www.constitution.org /cons/constitu.htm   (4802 words)

  
 United States Constitution Amendment 2
Traces the development of the American right to keep and bear arms as embodied in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution from the body of English Common Law having its origin in the seventeenth century.
Explores the basis of the United States Constitution's Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, in terms of other documents contemporaneous to the ratification of the Bill of Rights.
A wide-ranging overview of the American gun culture, the history and meaning of the Second Amendment, the criminological consequences of guns, and the policy-making roles of Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, interest groups, public opinion, and the political parties.
www.ameriroots.com /constitution/amendment_2.html   (1426 words)

  
 United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 2nd Session: Educational Links
United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 2nd Session: Educational Links
The full text amendments 11 through 27 to the Constitution that have been ratified.
The full text of amendments to the Constitution that have been proposed but not ratified.
www.house.gov /Constitution/Amend.html   (126 words)

  
 FindLaw: Cases and Codes: U.S. Constitution
Twentieth Amendment - Commencement of the Terms of the President, Vice President and Members of Congress.
Twenty-First Amendment - Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
Twenty-Third Amendment - Presidential Electors for the District of Columbia
www.findlaw.com /casecode/constitution   (509 words)

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