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