The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

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1. Necessary and Proper Clause: This is a clause within the United States Constitution specifically in Article I Section 8. It grants Congress the power to create laws or take certain actions that are not explicitly seen in the Constitution and allows flexibility within Congress. The Necessary and Proper clause allows Congress to use enumerated powers that are implied within the text of the Constitution. 2. Minority-majority District: This is the gerrymandering that specifically affects those based on their racial or ethnic background. This was very prevalent problem during the Reconstruction era and post-Reconstruction Era. Many whites within the South would redraw district lines placing blacks in very narrow districts or by scattering…show more content…
The states also had the ability to have separate trading laws and operations, there was no centralized regulations on trade between the states and foreigners. The federal government had the power to declare war, ratify treaties and have an army. The Articles failed which led to the United States Constitution that we know uphold. 4. Elbridge Gerry: Elbridge Gerry was a Governor from the state of Massachusetts who redrew a district line that was in a shape of a salamander. This was done in order to help benefit and generate more Democratic votes within Boston. He is known for being the reason for the term known as gerrymandering which is redrawing districts for more political influence. 5. Speaker of the House: The Speaker of the House is the official that oversees the House. The Speaker is the public figure who represents the House to the American public. The Speakers main tasks are to appoint members to conference/select committees, announce results to votes, refers possible legislation to committees to draft bills, and overall maintains order and discipline within the House. Our current Speaker of the House is John Boehner. He is also in line for succession after the Vice President. 6. The Seventeenth Amendment: The Seventeenth Amendment within the United States Constitution states that Senate must be composed of 2 Senators from each state all serving a term of six years. Senators will be chosen through direct vote
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