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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 safe american citizens’ rights and liberties since it went into impression on June 21, 1788. The record also has served as an thought to patriots all over who wish to determine “a clever and simply Government,” the aim delegate George Mason set for the framers accrued on the Constitutional Convention in 1787. For readers attracted to the learn of this historic document and its relevance to modern democratic government, this ebook deals the entire, 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 ended 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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The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same. The Word, “the,” being interlined between the seventh and eighth Lines of the first Page, The Word “Thirty” being partly written on an Erazure in the fifteenth Line of the first Page, The Words “is tried” being interlined between the thirty second and thirty third Lines of the first Page and the Word “the” being interlined between the forty third and forty fourth Lines of the second Page.
Members of Congress, like anyone else, may be arrested for breaking the law. They may be tried, convicted, and sent to prison. Congressional immunity from charges of libel and slander remains important. Libel is an untrue written statement that damages a person’s reputation. Slander is a spoken statement that does so. Immunity under the speech and debate clause means that members of Congress may say whatever they wish in connection with congressional business without fear of being sued. This immunity extends to anything said by members during debate, in an official report, or while voting.
COMMENTARY: Government money cannot be spent without the consent of Congress. Congress must provide for the issuance of financial statements from time to time. (8) No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State. COMMENTARY: Congress cannot give anyone a title of nobility, such as countess or duke.