Isabelle Margetts Mr HuntU.S. History 8December 14, 2017 Constitution Portfolio Project News Article I: “Trump Continues Attack on Book That Disparages Him” In the article, “Trump Continues Attack on Book That Disparages Him,” the U.
S. News explains that Donald Trump attacks the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Henry Holt which talks about him. Trump believes that the book “portrays him as an ignorant, erratic and dysfunctional leader, and wants to block the publication of the book.
Charles Harder, Trump’s lawyer, wrote a letter to the author demanding that he does not release the book and apologize to Trump about everything he said about him. However, others believe that Trump’s actions are unconstitutional and a “misuse of presidential power”. The book is actually allowed to be published as it is a freedom of speech, and freedom of press, which are rights protected by the constitution. Donald Trump cannot prevent the book from being published as the author is allowed to express his opinion and publish it.
News Article II: “Texas High School Students Sue to Protest Pledge of Allegiance” Two students are suing their school as they feel that their right to protest pledge of Allegiance was violated. The texas high schoolers said they sat during the Pledge of Allegiance because they “believe that we live in a country where there isn’t justice and freedom for all” but received punishment and treated harshly by teachers after. One of the students were expelled when they first started sitting during the pledge and in 2014 the other student was “compared to communists” and told to “leave the country” by her teachers. In the Article “Texas High School Students Sue to Protest Pledge of Allegiance”the students have the right to protest the pledge as it is a right of amendment one, which includes freedom of speech. The teachers are not allowed to force the students to say the pledge because it is their right.
News Article III: “Feds Reject Constitution Pipeline Petition”In the article “Feds Reject Constitution Pipeline Petition” it talks about how the constitution want to build a pipeline from Delaware through New York. Locals are petitioning against it not only because of health concerns of how the pipeline might poison their river, but thousands of miles of nature will be destroyed. However, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission refused the petition. This is part of amendment one which includes the right to petition the government. This means that you have the right to sue the government without being in trouble for it.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is a branch of government that regulates all the aspects of the energy market.
The government can’t punish you for petitioning them and cannot simply ignore it. Article IV: “Why do politicians and judges get paid during a government shutdown?” In this article, it talks about the case of when the government shuts down. It talks about how higher up people (directly in charge) will still get paid whilst majority of the other workers don’t.
In the Constitution Article II, Section 1 it says “the President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected.” Meaning that the money the president makes for working as the president, cannot be changed during his term. Furthermore, in Article I, Section 6, says that members of the congress “shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States.
” This means that the congress must be paid for the work they have done with the money from the treasury of the U.S.News Article V: “Women’s March 2018: Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets” In the New York Times article, “Women’s March 2018: Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets” it discusses the women’s march which is protesters gathering together to fight Donald Trump. They are protesting against Trump since he made offensive remarks about women and making them seem as if worthless. These protesters are allowed to gather together to support the women movement as they have a right to peaceful assembly under the first amendment.
The protesters are allowed to meet publically and peacefully without being intruded by the government. They are not causing damage to any buildings or causing riots. However, if they were they would not be protected. This is a protest against the executive branch or president Trump which is a branch of government. News Article VI: “Trump impeachment vote fails overwhelmingly” This article talks about a group of senators who tried to remove Trump from office because they do not believe that he is good for the country.
There must be a vote within congress to impeach a president or Vice president, but the impeachment for Trump had failed because there were not enough votes supporting his impeachment. This is relates to Article 1 section four because the executive branch says that the president can be impeached and taken out of office. The grounds for impeachment is that he’s done something in criminal. In the constitution it states “The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.
” This means that the President or Vice President must commit a high crime to be removed. Impeachment is a particular process that is necessary to have a vote to start an investigation on if any crime was committed. Works CitedCheney, Kyle, et al.
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