The Six U.S Constitutional Principles

This is about the six U.S Constitutional principles. The power rests with the people to make the rules. The power is between the legislative, executive and judicial branches. The legislative creates the law, the executive is applying and enforcing the law, and the judicial explains the rules.

Principle #1- Popular Sovereignty is Government power that comes from the people. Next, the Preamble involved the people who wrote the rules. Lastly, the people are the source of the government.

"We the people" have the power over government.

Limited Government prevents government from becoming too powerful. For an example in Article 1, Section 8, and Claus 1 it states that only congress can tax and can't pick and choose who they tax more. Next, its also says in Article 1, section 9, Claus 3 it explains that the government cant throw anyone in jail without a trial.

Separation of powers is when the government power is divided among the three branches; the legislative, the executive and the judicial branches. In article 1, section 1 it explains that because its legislative it can pass laws. Also, in article 1, section 6, and Claus 2 it tells us that the branches of power are all divided in three ways.

Federalism is when the federal government and the state government share the same power. As it states in article 1, section 7, and claus 5 it says that all the power is shared. Also, it says how the states government is limited by the federal government.

Checks and balances is when each branch of government has the power to limit the actions of the other two. In article 1, section 2, and clause 5 it backs it up because the House of Representatives can impeach the press. Which means that each branch of the government has the power to limit the actions of the two others.

Representative Government is citizens elect representatives to government to make laws. In article 1, section 7, and clause 3 it states that people voted for a president and sennet a representative where they created many laws.

Questions: 1.) Which do you think is the most important principle and why.

2.) What is your opinion on Limited Government?

3.) What do you think would happen if we didn't have the principle Checks and Balances?

4.) If you could change one of the rules which one would you change, how would you change it and why?

5.) Whats the significance of the rule Limited Government?

6.) Predict what would happen if we didn't have Separation of Power.


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