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Constitution prnc

  1. 1. The Constitution <br />
  2. 2. Principles of…..<br />Popular Sovereignty <br /><ul><li>The people hold the ultimate authority
  3. 3. A representative democracy lets the people elect leaders to make decisions for them.</li></li></ul><li>Principles of….<br />Limited Government<br /><ul><li>Framers wanted to guard against tyranny</li></ul>Government is limited to the power given them in the Constitution.<br /><ul><li>The Constitution tells how leaders who overstep their power can be removed</li></li></ul><li>Principles of….<br />Federalism<br /><ul><li>The division of power between State and National Governments
  4. 4. Some powers are shared
  5. 5. The National Government has the “supreme power”</li></li></ul><li>Principles of….<br />Separation of Powers<br /><ul><li>No one holds “too much” power
  6. 6. Legislative branch makes the laws
  7. 7. Executive branch carries out the laws
  8. 8. Legislative branch interprets the laws</li></li></ul><li>Principles of….<br />Legislative Branch <br />Senate and House of Representatives<br />Make our laws<br />Appropriate Money<br />Regulate Immigration<br />Establish Post Offices and Roads<br />Regulate Interstate Commerce and Transportation<br />Declare War<br />
  9. 9. Principles of…<br />Executive Branch<br />The President of the United States<br />Chief Executive<br />Chief of State<br />Chief Legislator<br />Commander in Chief<br />
  10. 10. Principles of…<br />Judicial Branch<br />Supreme Court and other Federal Courts<br />Preserve and protect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution<br />Considers cases involving national laws<br />Declares laws and acts “unconstitutional”<br />
  11. 11. Principles of…<br />Checks and Balances<br />Prevents the abuse of power in government<br />Each branch can check each other branch<br />
  12. 12. Executive Checks<br />Propose laws to Congress<br />Veto laws made by Congress<br />Negotiate foreign treaties<br />Appoint federal judges<br />Grant pardons to federal offenders<br />
  13. 13. Legislative Checks<br />Override president’s veto<br />Ratify treaties<br />Confirm executive appointments<br />Impeach federal officers and judges<br />Create and dissolve lower federal courts<br />
  14. 14. Judicial Branch<br />Declare executive acts unconstitutional<br />Declare laws unconstitutional<br />Declare acts of Congress unconstitutional<br />

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