Amending the Constitution - Mr. Preisse's Website

Amending the Constitution - Mr. Preisse's Website

AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION We must never forget that it isa Constitution intended to endure for the ages to come, and, consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs. -John Marshall, 1819 The Amendment Process I. The Amendment Process

A. Proposing & Ratifying Amendments Informal Changes II. Informal Changes A. Changes through Law 1. Article I a.lay and collect taxes 2. Article II a. cabinet departments, boards, agencies, commissions 3. Article III

a. establishment of new courts B. Changes through Practices 1. Impeachment: Article II Section 4 The President, VP, and all civil Officers of the U.S. shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. Conviction of, Informal Presidential Changes III. Informal Presidential Changes

A. Presidential Succession: 1. 25th Amendment B. Foreign affairs 1. Executive Orders a. No Senate Approval 2. Treaties C. Domestic Affairs ex. New Deal Programs Court Decisions

IV. Court Decisions A. Judicial Review 1. judicial restraint -court leaves social and political questions to other 2 branches 2. judicial activism -court should play a role in shaping national policies.

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