Article 7 

  • Ratification process of the Constitution

Article 6 

  • Federalism
  • Establishes superiority of the Federal Government over States

Article 5 

  • Amendment Process
  • Proposed- by 2/3 of congress or 2/3 of states
  • ​Ratified- by 3/4 of states 

Article 4 

  • Federalism
  • Responsibilities of the Federal and State Governments
  • D Judicial checks of power
  •      i Can determine a law unconstitutional
  • ​     ii Examines constitutionality of executive orders
  • C Federal courts interpret the law, determine the constitutionality of law, and apply it to cases

III Article 3 

  • A ​Creates the judicial branch
  • B Supreme Court and lower courts
  • C Sign laws into action 
  • D Enforce laws
  • E ​Command the military
  • F Appoint department heads
  • G Appoint heads of Federal agencies
  • H Appoint judges
  • I Executive checks of power
  •      i Can veto laws
  •      ii Gets to pick Judges

II Article 2 

  • ​A Creates the executive branch
  • B President, Vice President, Department Heads
  • G Legislative checks of power
  •      i Approve Executive appointments
  • ​     ii Create Courts and approve Judges 
  • ​     iii Can impeach the President and exec dept appointees
  • D Job: create Laws 
  • E Also has power to declare war, set taxes, maintain military, print money
  • FElastic Clause:  Congress has the power to make any law that is necessary and propper

I Article 1 

  • A ​Creates the legislative branch
  • B ​Often called Congress
  • C 2 Houses (Bicameral) 
  •       i Senate Equal representation;
  •       ii House of Reps Based on states population

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