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U.s. Government And Politics Summer Project 2015 / 2016

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Sarah Lopez AP U.S. Government and Politics Summer Project 2015/2016 Mr. McGrath Due Date: First day of school, you may turn it in early at the front desk. 10 points will be deducted for each class period it is late. The first week of school I will see you anywhere from 3-5 days. Based on reading the Constitution (1787) and the Articles of Confederation (1781) answer the following questions. Base those answers directly from the documents as there will be a test on this material with in the first two weeks of school. Any plagiarism will receive an automatic grade of a 0. The Constitution is the basis for all information that will be taught during the school year. The first 10 questions are based on the Constitution: Give an example…show more content…
Making sure we keep our freedom for generations to come. What are the formal qualifications for the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Presidency? Where specifically in the Constitution did you find these? The Constitution states in Article I Section 2 that Representatives need to be 25+ years old along with being a U.S. citizen for at least 7 years. For the Senate, Article I Section 3, states that Senators must be of 30+ years old and been a U.S. citizen for at least 9 years. Lastly in Article II Section 1, the Constitution states that the President may only be a U.S. born citizen and at least 35 years of age. Give a modern day example of the 18 enumerated powers given to Congress under Article 1, Section 8. 1. Federal income tax 2. The government asks for loans from international banks on credit of the U.S. and the debt must be paid back to the countr(y/ies) the money was borrowed from 3. 4. Congress defines the requirements for immigrants to become citizens. Bankruptcy laws allow for people or businesses who don 't have enough money to pay off debts and have no way of doing so to file for bankruptcy. 5. Congress coins money and issues paper currency, also regulates the monetary supply Where are the limitations of Congress listed? Give two examples of these limitations. Article I, Section 9; no bill of attainder
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