US Constitution Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at United States Constitution, which establishes and sets forth the ultimate law of the land. Reserved powers, as dictated by the Tenth Amendment, belong to the states or the people. State powers include the right to legislate on divorce, marriage and education. The right to own property and the right to be tried by a jury are powers reserved for the people. In some cases, there are concurrent powers, where both the federal and state governments may act. The federal government has authority in case of a conflict. Final authority in the interpretation of the Constitution lies with the Supreme Court. It can overturn any law that conflicts with any part of the Constitution. Original copies of …