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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 secure americans’ rights and liberties since it went into impression on June 21, 1788. The record also has served as an concept to patriots in all places who wish to identify “a clever and simply Government,” the aim delegate George Mason set for the framers accumulated on the Constitutional Convention in 1787. For readers attracted to the learn of this historic document and its relevance to modern democratic government, this ebook bargains 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 ancient 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 presents explanatory notes for the textual content of theConstitution and its 27 amendments. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President. Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited. Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress. 40 Amendment XXII (1951) Section 1.
4) To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States; 53 (5) To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures; COMMENTARY: From this section, along with the section that allows the Congress to regulate commerce and to borrow money, Congress gets its right to charter national banks and to establish the Federal Reserve System. (6) To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States; COMMENTARY: Securities are government bonds.
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