12th Amendment

The Twelfth Amendment was ratified in 1804 to accommodate political parties. It required the electoral […]

Applying the Bill of Rights to the States

The Bill of Rights was created to put limits on the power of the national […]

Articles of Confederation

Following the Declaration of Independence, the newly independent colonies established a republic under the Articles […]

Congress' enumerated military powers

To declare War Grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal (low level declaration of war) Make […]

Freedom of Expression

Freedom of expression, including freedom of speech and freedom of the press, provides a right […]

Freedom of Religion

The First Amendment provides for freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly. These protections of […]

United States Constitution

America's constitution divides the national government into three branches, outlines the interaction between the government […]

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