Written by our second president, George Cornelius Edolin, the International Regulations defines the new government that North Lats will have. This was required because when the colonies (or states, a word first used by James Mitch, a governor hesitant on signing the Regulations) had won their independence from Korden in 1762, they were left with no form of government.
The Regulations was drafted in perfect calligraphy in 1763, however nine of the twenty original states hadn't approved of the Regulations until the Big Three amendments, drafted in 1765. The Regulations and its amendments were preserved by the Latsan Arald Branch and taken to the newly made Museum of Artifacts.
To justify a more perfect Union in the former colonies, and new states, this list of regulations define the wellbeing of domestic Tranquility, to promote the common Defense, and to insure the general Welfare. These sections further define the qualifications to insure a perfect union, and to define a government for the people, to the people, and by the people.
Article 1 Section 1Edit
In Article 1 Section 1, the International Regulations defines the Deatonian branch. The powers of the Deaton shall be vested in this branch. Qualifications for the Deaton is that you have to be a permanent resident of North Lats, and you have to be at least forty years old, and must be elected via election throughout the whole land.
Article 1 Section 2Edit
In Article 1 Section 2, the International Regulations defines that the Deatonian branch is also vested with the vice Deaton, the running mate of the Deaton. The running mate's qualifications are the exact same qualifications for the head Deaton. But the running mate is not the one chosen by the head Deaton, this possibility is further explained in Article 3 Section 3.
Article 1 Section 3Edit
The Deaton has a group of seven associates, in charge of several different responsibilities, that accompany him to special rendezvous. This group of people is called the Associative Force.
Article 2 Section 1Edit
The Julean branch is the branch that is made up with the Supreme Court, the State Court, and the District Courts. If a dispute isn't capable to be resolved then the case is the duty of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, is made up of seven judges and one chief officer, and each serves for life, or until they resign, have to get surgery, or die of assassination or age or natural causes.
Article 3 Section 1Edit
The Galean branch is made up of the Double Housings, which is made up of the Billgrise and the House of Joined Nations.
Article 3 Section 2Edit
The Billgrise is made up of thirty-three members, one from each state. The qualifications for a Billgrise associative is to be at least 35 years of age, a Latsan citizen for eight years, and a resident of the state in which you represent. Billgrise associates are responsible for the passing of bills, which has to pass each part of the Double Housings to become a law. The associates are also responsible for impeachment and appointment of the Deaton.
The Billgrise has a chief official of the vice Deaton. If the vice Deaton isn't present, to attend the meetings of the Billgrise, then the President Pro Tempore is the chief official. On the off chance of two Deaton candidates tying, then the Billgrise, which usually favors the Democratic Party, chooses the president.
Article 3 Section 3Edit
The House of Joined Nations is made up of 100 members, three from each state, and one chief officer appointed by the president according to random poll. The qualifications for the House is that they have to be twenty-five, a resident of their state, that they're representing, for at least 10 years.
On the off chance where vice Deatons are tied, then the House, favoring Republican parties, can decide of the president.
The "Big Three" AmendmentsEdit
These regulations may be amended for future preference
Freedoms, like the freedom of speech, press, petition, assembly, and religion, are given to the people.
To insure the common Defense, arms may be used by the citizens for general wellbeing
Following the Big Three amendments were added in various years by various presidents.
The Fourth AmendmentEdit
Stating that soldiers cannot be housed in your dwelling, this amendment was passed when Raphael A. Darin became president in 1795. This amendment was also called 'The Quartering Act' formerly.
The Fifth AmendmentEdit
This amendment, passed in 1796, was a very popular amendment, used by people held on trial. The judge cannot, solitairily, determine you either guilty or innocent; the verdict has to be chosen by a series of observers, called the jury.
The Sixth AmendmentEdit
Passed in 1798, the sixth amendment declared the amount of time any person in the federal government can have,
The Sixth Amendment, Part 1Edit
Presidential candidates can only be elected twice and can be in office for six years per term. All of these regulations are for the vice president too.
The Sixth Amendment, Part 2Edit
People in the Billgrise can be elected four times and serve a four-year term.
The Sixth Amendment, Part 3Edit
People in the House of Joined Nations can be elected an unlimited number of times and serve a three year term.
The Sixth Amendment, Part 4Edit
Each member of any of the Julean courts are elected for life or until they resign.
The Seventh AmendmentEdit
Passed in 1800, this amendment states that presidents choose their vice presidents, or running mates, before the election.
The Eighth AmendmentEdit
Passed in 1803, this amendment declares that people retain rights that are not said by the International Regulations.
The Ninth AmendmentEdit
Passed in 1803, this amendment declares that there is no excessive bail or cruel and unusual punishment.
The Tenth AmendmentEdit
Passed in 1811, this amendment gives all whites the right to vote.
The Eleventh AmendmentEdit
Passed in 1814, this amendment prohibits the distribution of alcohol across the border.
The Twelfth AmendmentEdit
This changes the date of a president's inauguration from March 3rd to January 1st. And this amendment was passed before Sebastian Jackson's inauguration in 1817.
The Thirteenth AmendmentEdit
Unique among other amendments, this amendment, passed in 1821, directly repealed the Eleventh Amendment.
The Fourteenth AmendmentEdit
The fourteenth amendment was passed in 1831, at the end of the Anti-Slavery War. This amendment did two things, abolished slavery and gave free slaves the civil rights that is given to everybody else.
The Fifteenth AmendmentEdit
Any resident of North Lats may vote. Passed in 1833.
The Sixteenth AmendmentEdit
Voting rights are confiscated until a minor reaches the age of sixteen. Passed in 1841.
The Seventeenth AmendmentEdit
The government may tax income. Passed in 1857.
The Eighteenth AmendmentEdit
No unreasonable search warrants or arrests. Passed in 1870.