The US Constituion 6 Guiding PRINCIPLES- Cameron Picard

The U.S. Constitution is the standing document that gives all U.S. citizens the right to do or not to do these certain acts.

"we the People" is an example of popular sovereignty. Popular Sovereignty is a type of government where the people control the government power. With the preamble starting with "We the People" stating these rights are being granted by thee people for everyone to follow.

The limited government gives specific states a certain amount of power. With the constitution you can find examples of limited government throughout this document. One example is that if the product is exported form the states it can't be taxed for that state.

The three branches that separates the the power is the judicial, executive, and legislature. An example of this in the constitution i powers are granted to reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment. Also, the right to right of harares courpus shall not be suspended unless public safety is invaded.

The federal and state government share the power. The federalism stated in the constitution in article 1, section 2, clause 5 that no state enter into any treaty, alliance or confederation. The confederation is the power of the United states also the the supreme law of the land.

The checks and balances is each branch of government has the power to limit the power or the other two. An example in article 1 section 2 clause 5 is the house of representatives can impeach the president. Another example in article 3 section 1 to hold the offices and reserved by the government.

1. What article can you find an example of checks and balances?

2. What would happen if this constitution wasn't revised and these rights weren't given?

3. How would you explain your understanding about limited government.

4. What is the function of federalism?

5. What changes to the constitution would u want to make?

6. Could you design a new constitution that could replace this one to your liking?

Credits:

Created with images by DVIDSHUB - "U.S. service members participate in the AJC Peachtree Road Race to celebrate the 4th of July [Image 1 of 3]" • ErikaWittlieb - "union army united states america"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.