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Principles of the Constitution

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Principles of the Constitution

  1. 1. Symbol or Simple Example from the Principle Illustration Brief Explanation Constitution Power resides with the people, and people Article I, Section 2, Clause 1 elect their leaders Members of the House of RepresentativesPopular Sovereignty are chosen by the people. Government is guided by laws, rather than Article VI, Section 2 by an individual or group. Everyone must The constitution is the supreme law of the Rule of Law follow the law. land Power is divided among three government Article I, Section 7 Clause 2 branches, and a system of checks and Congress must present every proposedSeparation of Powers balances limits the power of any one law to the president for approval before itChecks and Balances branch. becomes a law. Power is divided between the central Article V government and the individual, state, and Congress can propose amendments to the Federalism local governments Constitution, which the states must ratify. The judicial branch is separate to prevent Article III, section 1 abuses of power and influences by the Judges hold office for a life term, and theirIndependent Judiciary other two branches. pay cannot be lowered while they are in office Civil liberties and basic rights are First Amendment guaranteed This amendment establishes that the Individual Rights government cannot take away freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, or petition

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