U.S. Constitution


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Noun1.U.S. Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen statesU.S. Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
advice and consent - a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Fourteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868; extends the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the federal government
Eighteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932
Nineteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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"The selectmen recognized that if they allowed the creche, they would also have to permit each of these other displays to avoid endorsing any particular religion in violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution," Gertner wrote in the Knights of Columbus v.
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September 17 is Constitution Day/Citizenship Day (/policy/fund/guid/constitutionday.html), commemorating the September 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution. In recognition, Congress has mandated that every educational institution receiving federal funding hold an educational program about this seminal document.
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LeVine raised her right hand and put her left on the device, which displayed the U.S. Constitution opened to the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Irving, TX, January 26, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Independent film producer and director Norm Novitsky (http://www.normnovitsky.com) has released the results of an online survey designed to gauge public interest in a feature film on the U.S. Constitution. Conducted in the Fourth Quarter of 2012, the poll generated over 1,300 responses.
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Judicial jurisdiction; a reference guide to the U.S. Constitution.
The students examine key economic clauses in the U.S. Constitution. They read about contemporary examples where the application of these constitutional provisions would have important consequences.