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The structure of the USA, 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 impact on June 21, 1788. The rfile also has served as an notion to patriots far and wide who wish to determine “a clever and simply Government,” the aim delegate George Mason set for the framers collected on the Constitutional Convention in 1787. For readers drawn to the examine of this historic document and its relevance to modern democratic government, this book deals the entire, authoritativetext of the structure, the invoice of Rights, and the other amendments ratified because the first 10. It contains 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 offers explanatory notes for the textual content of theConstitution and its 27 amendments. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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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.
All states now provide that the voters choose these electors. These electors in turn elect the President and Vice President. (3) [The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. 58 And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate.
COMMENTARY: The Constitution made it possible for a poor person to become President by providing a salary for that office. The President’s salary cannot be raised or lowered during his or her term of office. The Chief Executive may not receive any other pay from the federal government or the states, but of course is provided with many services. ” COMMENTARY: The Constitution does not say who shall administer the oath to the newly elected President. President George Washington was sworn in by Robert R.
ABOUT AMERICA: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Bureau of International Information Programs