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Major Principles of the Constitution
Major Principles of the Constitution
Major Principles of the Constitution
Major Principles of the Constitution
Major Principles of the Constitution
Major Principles of the Constitution
Major Principles of the Constitution
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Major Principles of the Constitution
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Major Principles of the Constitution

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Lesson 1 of our Constitution Unit

Lesson 1 of our Constitution Unit

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    • 1. Major Principles of the U.S. Constitution U.S. Constitution Unit Assignment #1
    • 2. Major Principles of the U.S. Constitution❖ There are 7 major principles of government our U.S. Constitution rests on: ❖ Popular Sovereignty ❖ Republicanism ❖ Limited Government ❖ Federalism ❖ Separation of Powers ❖ Checks & Balances ❖ Individual Rights
    • 3. Popular Sovereignty✦ Contained in the 1st sentence of ourConstitution✦ Means ‘authority of the people”✦ U.S. citizens give their permission to begoverned, and in return specify the powers &rules by which they are governed
    • 4. Republicanism✦ Refers to our government style of a “republic”✦Voters hold all the power in a republicansystem✦People elect representatives to make laws &run government✦Representatives are then responsible to thepeople the elect them
    • 5. Limited Government✦ Even though the Constitution created astronger central government, they wanted tomake sure it couldn’t misuse its power✦Our Constitution specifically outlines thepowers that each branch of government is given✦Any powers not listed are granted only by thepeople’s permission✦ Listing of powers found in Article I of theConstitution✦ Also found in the Bill of Rights
    • 6. Federalism✦ The new Constitution did not want toeliminate states power over themselves✦ Each state is allowed to deal with their ownneeds in their own way (educations, roads &highways)✦ The central government deals with issues thatinvolve all Americans (money, taxes on goodssold in-between states)✦Who gets to do what is described in ourConstitution
    • 7. The Federal System Enumerated Reserved Powers Powers Powers specifically Concurrent Powers specifically given to our Powers given to our state central govt Powers shared govts (declaring war) between both (education) govts (power to tax)
    • 8. Judicial Executive Legislative Branch Branch Branch Separation of Powers✦ To prevent the central government from becoming too powerful, it was split into threeparts: Executive, Legislative, Judicial.✦Legislative Branch makes our national laws (Congress)✦Executive Branch carries out/oversees our national laws (President)✦ Judicial Branch interprets and applies the laws (Supreme Court)
    • 9. Checks & Balances✦ Our Constitution gives each branchof the central government a power, or“check”, over the other one to“balance” their power.✦ The President can veto any lawCongress tries to pass and selects whosits on the Supreme Court✦Congress can impeach the Presidentand Supreme Court judges✦The Supreme Court can declare actsof Congress and the President illegal
    • 10. Individual Rights✦ Embodies our belief that the people rule overtheir government✦Our first 10 Amendments list the individualrights given to each American citizen✦ Other Amendments that protect individualrights have been added since (abolishment ofslavery, right to vote for women)

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