The Six Basic
 Principles
     Ch 3.1
Outline of Constitution
  Framework  procedures for government
    Created the limits of gov’t
  Brief document (7,000 ...
Popular Sovereignty
  Power resides with the people
  “We the People of the United States…”
Limited Government
  Government can only do what the
  people let it

  Government must obey the law
    Constitutional...
Govt Ch 3 1
Govt Ch 3 1
Govt Ch 3 1
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Govt Ch 3 1

  1. 1. The Six Basic Principles Ch 3.1
  2. 2. Outline of Constitution   Framework procedures for government   Created the limits of gov’t   Brief document (7,000 words)   Deals with principles, not details   Preamble   Basic introduction   Articles   7 sections covering different areas of gov’t
  3. 3. Popular Sovereignty   Power resides with the people   “We the People of the United States…”
  4. 4. Limited Government   Government can only do what the people let it   Government must obey the law   Constitutionalism   Rule of law   Government subject to the law   Much of Constitution prohibits gov’t from doing things   “Congress shall make no laws…”

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