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The Constitution Essay

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THE CONSTITUTION
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.
IDEALS: Justice, tranquility , liberty, and posterity
Notes : Gen. statement about what the con. will entail Setting stage for American identity What the country cares abt “We the people” demonstrates the idea of a nation united
Unknown word: Posterity- all future generations of people
Article. I: Legislative branch
Section. 1. Two house legislature
All legislative Powers
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The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
NOTES: State reps. Based on pop More people= more say in gov Indians- no vote- no taxes Small states= less rep. In gov
Massachusetts: 8
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: 1
Connecticut: 5
New York: 6
New Jersey: 4
Pennsylvania: 8 Delaware: 1
Maryland: 6
Virginia: 10
North Carolina: 5 South Carolina: 5
Georgia: 3
As pop increased so did electoral #’s
UNKNOWN WORDS: Enumeration-mentioning a number of things one by one Subsequent- following/ coming after
AMENDMENT!! Amendment 13 When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State,
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