In the Sixth Grade, our teacher, Mr. Martin, made us study the Constitution, probably because it was so new back then.
We had to memorize the Preamble and be able to answer questions about Articles, Sections, Paragraphs, and Parts of Government. Also Amendments, although, at the time, there were fewer of those.
But it has been like (literally) fifty years since those halcyon days and I've forgotten a lot, so maybe someone can explain by what authority the US has jets flying in the airspace of the sovereign state of Syria and shooting down a Syrian jet. Because Congress hasn't declared war and the Assad government hasn't attacked us, so what gives?