Overview of the Constitution
Preamble – States purpose of Constitution
Articles 1 – Describes Legislative
Article 2 – Describes Executive
Article 3 – D...
*Federalism
*Separation of Powers
*Checks and Balances
*Limited Powers of Government
*Popular Sovereignty
*Republicanism
Enumerated Powers – List of specific powers of
Congress defined in Article 1, Section 8 of the
Constitution
Concurrent Pow...
 First 10 Amendments to the Constitution.
 Click here to read the Bill of Rights
 After Bill of Rights, Constitution is...
Changing the Constitution is difficult:
 27 total amendments (including the Bill of
Rights)
 US Constitution is consider...
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  1. 1. Overview of the Constitution
  2. 2. Preamble – States purpose of Constitution Articles 1 – Describes Legislative Article 2 – Describes Executive Article 3 – Describes Judicial Article 4 – Explains relations among states Article 5 – The Amendment Process Article 6 – Supremacy of National Government Article 7 – Ratification Process
  3. 3. *Federalism *Separation of Powers *Checks and Balances *Limited Powers of Government *Popular Sovereignty *Republicanism
  4. 4. Enumerated Powers – List of specific powers of Congress defined in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution Concurrent Powers – Held by both Federal and State Governments (Like what?) Reserved Powers – Powers kept by the states Implied Powers – Powers not specifically stated, but justified by “necessary and proper” clause
  5. 5.  First 10 Amendments to the Constitution.  Click here to read the Bill of Rights  After Bill of Rights, Constitution is finally ratified when New Hampshire becomes 9th signee, June, 1788.  North Carolina and Rhode Island are the last two states to sign
  6. 6. Changing the Constitution is difficult:  27 total amendments (including the Bill of Rights)  US Constitution is considered the world’s oldest “working” constitution  A “living document” that can be interpreted by the Supreme Court and amended, but has largely remained the same since 1787!

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