Am Gov200 Ch19&20

April 7th, 2011
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Chapter 19 “Restraints on Congress”

The Making of America Ch 19 from Mrs. Brenda MacMenamin on Vimeo.

Explain each provision in this chapter and its clause of the Constitution. Be sure to include quotes from the founding fathers’ debates in your answers to illustrate their original intent. Include any pertinent history and your own insight as to how the revelation the Lord gave our founding fathers could solve present situations today.

Articles 1.9.1- 1.9.8
[107] The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight,
[108] …. but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
[109] The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
[110] No Bill of Attainder
[111] … or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
[112] No Capitation or other direct
[113] Tax shall be laid unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
[114] No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
[115] No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another;
[116] …. nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.
[117] No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law;
[118] ….and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
[119] No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States:
[120] 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.

Chapter 20 “Restraints on the States”

The Making of America Ch 19&20 from Mrs. Brenda MacMenamin on Vimeo.

Explain each provision in this chapter and its clause of the Constitution. Be sure to include quotes from the founding fathers’ debates in your answers to illustrate their original intent. Include any pertinent history and your own insight as to how the revelation the Lord gave our founding fathers could solve present situations today.

Articles 1.10.1-1.10.3

Articles 1.10.1-1.10.3
[121] No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation;
[122] …grant letters of marque and reprisal;
[123] …coin money, emit bills of credit;
[124] …make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts;
[125] …pass any bill of attainder,
[126] …ex post facto law,
[127] …or law impairing the obligation of contracts,
[128] …or grant any title of nobility.
[129] No State shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts of duties on imports or exports
[130] …except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws: and the net produce of all duties and imposts laid by any State on imports or exports shall be for the use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of the Congress.
[131] No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage,
[132] …keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace,
[133] …enter into any agreement or compact with another State or with a foreign power,
[134] …or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.

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