Ap government Study Guide Unit One: Constitutional Underpinnings



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Amendment 2 – right to bear arms

  • Amendment 4 – no unreasonable searches and seizures

  • Amendment 5 – right to a trial, no double jeopardy, individuals are not required to testify against themselves

  • Amendment 6 – right to a speedy, public, and impartial trial with lawyer

  • Amendment 8 – no excessive bails or fines, no cruel and unusual policies

  • Amendment 10 – powers not given to the federal government or denied of the states are reserved to the states (states rights)

    • How to Amend the Constitution

    1. 2/3 of congress propose amendment3/4 of states ratify it

    2. State convention called by 2/3 of states propose amendments3/4 of states ratify (this method has only been used once, 21st amendment)

    Unit Two: Political Culture, Beliefs, and Behaviors
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