6 Philosophies Found  in the Constitution: <ul><li>Republican Government:  government by the people through representative...
The Bill of Rights:  What, Why, and Who? <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formal summary of citizens’ rights and fr...
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Philosophies of the Constitution

  1. 1. 6 Philosophies Found in the Constitution: <ul><li>Republican Government: government by the people through representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Government: limits the powers of our leaders/rulers </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Rights: the rights each person has based in natural rights </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Sovereignty: rule of, by, and for the people </li></ul><ul><li>Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances: divides power in the government so no one branch can take control </li></ul><ul><li>Federalism: support of a strong national/central government </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Bill of Rights: What, Why, and Who? <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formal summary of citizens’ rights and freedoms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Constitution contained no guarantee that new US government would protect rights of people or of states </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some Constitution supporters didn’t want to ratify it without a bill of rights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-federalists feared strong central government (it might take peoples’/states’ liberties away when it was wanted/needed) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Who? (more like the not included) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Native Americans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slaves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free Blacks </li></ul></ul></ul>

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