US Constitution By: joseph colOmbo

Introduction

The US Constitution is written and based on six principles that is a document about creating laws. The US constitution is now known as the Constitutional Convention which was ordered from May 25th to September 17th, 1787, and was also signed on the same date of the 17th.

Limited Government

A limited government is preventing a government from becoming too powerful. First, The rule of law is that a government cannot be above the law. For example in Article 1, Section 9, Clause. Limiting the distribution of currency . Also in Article 1, Section 6, Clause 2. A government official can only hold one position in the government.

Popular Sovereignty

In order to have a government, we need to have the power of the people to be there. First the Constitution acknowledges the principle of the popular sovereignty. Next, there is a saying "We the people", which explains that the people are the source of the government's power.

Separation of Power

Separation of power having three branches of power originated in the House of Representatives. To begin with, The three branches being divided into Legislature, Executive, and the Judicial branch. By each being different, the Legislative branch enacts laws. Next the Executive branch carries out laws, negotiates treaties, and commands the armed forces which is headed by the President. Lastly, the Judicial branch interprets the constitution and enforces the law.

Federalism

Federalism separating what federal government can do and for what the states can do. First, It divides power between the states and the nation. Next, The states could not issue their own paper money or provide debt nor relief at creditor's expense. Lastly, They also hold some from over lapping concurrent powers.

Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances by the constitution creating a system limiting the power of government. To begin, Involving the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States can be removed from the office on Impeachment for and conviction. Next, Being designed on to preventing the emergence of a single domineering center of power. Lastly, Having the power to enact laws to be made, but at the same time the President may deny them if he does not approve of them.

Representative Government

Representative Government which has a Electoral System that the citizens may vote to elect the person they want to represent there country. First, The Constitution requires that the citizen would directly elect only to the representatives to the House of Representatives. Next, The state legislature would choose the members of the senate and an electoral college or a group of people chosen from each state. Lastly, Each state would then determine whether to choose those electors or let the citizens elect them.

QUIZ

1.) When was the US Constitution convened and signed?

2.) Is it valid that Federalism divides power between the states and the nation?

3.) Predict what would happen if there wasn't a separation of power of Legislature,Judaica, and the Executive branch.

4.) What would happen if the Representative Government didn't have a Electoral System?

5.) Do you believe that the Government should be limited to the amount of power they have?

6.) What do you see as other possible outcomes for having power to the people when needed for a government?

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