History of the United States
What is the term used to refer to the official approval of the Constitution by the states?
Asked in Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton
Which of these answers refer to Alexander Hamilton?
Asked in History, Politics & Society, World War 1
To what did Wilson refer when he spoke of the Heart of the League?
Asked in Hawaii, History of the United States
What did Hawaiians refer to the 1887 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii as?
Asked in US Constitution
What is term of the change that have been made to the constitution?
Asked in Politics and Government, US Constitution
What does states' rights refer to?
Asked in US Constitution, US Government
Where in the US Constitution does it refer to a Constitutional Convention as a means to amend the US Constitution?
What does the eighteenth amendment mean?
What is the leader or chief official of the US Supreme Court called?
Asked in US Constitution
What clause requires states to support the laws and court decisions of other states?
Does the tenth amendment give the freedom of speech?
The Tenth Amendment does not give the freedom of speech. That is found in the First Amendment. The Tenth Amendment states that all rights not listed by the federal government nor prohibited to the States by the Constitution are reserved for the States or the people. In short, the Tenth Amendment is what many Americans refer to as "States' rights."
Where in the constitution does it say states can't secede?
It doesn't explicitly say that states can't secede. However it does say that the Constitution is designed to "form a more perfect union" than the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation explicitly stated that states were unable to secede. The other point is that, if the Constitution is a contract between the states, legally you would need the consent of all parties to break off a contract. So any state that wanted to secede would have to receive the permission of all the other states. Yet, please refer to our Declaration of Independence in which we seceded from British control.
When the US Supreme Court decides if a law is constitutional does it refer to the US Constitution or the Articles of Confederation?
Asked in Law & Legal Issues
What was the continental system of laws?
If you refer to the North American continent, there are many treaties between Canada and the United States, and the law enforcement authorities of the two nations work extraordinarily closely with one another in order to create a continental security perimeter. If you refer to the united States under the Continental Congresses, the chartering document was the Declaration of Independence, and the constitution was the Articles of Confederation.
What do we call the people who wrote the Constitution?
The terms "Founding Fathers" or "Founders" are often used to collectively describe the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. To refer only to the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the term "Continental Congress" is generally used. "Constitutional Convention delegates" would describe only the people who assembled to draft the Constitution.