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The structure of the us, the brainchild of some of America’s maximum leaders following the colonies’ War for Independence, has secure american citizens’ rights and liberties since it went into influence on June 21, 1788. The record also has served as an proposal to patriots in every single place who wish to identify “a clever and simply Government,” the target delegate George Mason set for the framers accumulated on the Constitutional Convention in 1787. For readers drawn to the research of this historic document and its relevance to modern democratic government, this e-book bargains the full, authoritativetext of the structure, the invoice of Rights, and the other amendments ratified because the first 10. It comprises an essay on the historic advancements that resulted in the convening of the Constitutional conference, the disputes and compromises among the delegates, and the ratification and modification process. Finally, it additionally presents explanatory notes for the textual content of theConstitution and its 27 amendments. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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2) To borrow Money on the credit of the United States; (3) To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; COMMENTARY: This section, called the commerce clause, gives Congress some of its most important powers. The Supreme Court has interpreted commerce to mean not only trade but also all kinds of commercial activity. The Supreme Court has ruled that “commerce among the several states” — interstate commerce — includes not only transactions across state boundaries but also any activity that affects commerce in more than one state.
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, 46 Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, NewYork six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
COMMENTARY: Congress cannot give anyone a title of nobility, such as countess or duke. Federal officials may not accept a gift, office, payment, or title from a foreign country without the consent of Congress. Article I Section 10 POWERS FORBIDDEN TO THE STATES (1) No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
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