The US Constitution 6 GUIDING PRINCPLES

Introduction

I'll be talking what poplar sovereignty, limited government, checks and balances, separation of powers, federalism, and representative government all mean and there purposes.

Popular Sovereignty

In the Preamble of the United States Constitution it says ''We the people'' are the source of the government's power. Citizens expect the government to secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity to the future citizens of America. the constitution protects the people from foreign enemies.

Limited Government

In a Limited Government the government only has the powers the constitution gives it. A Limited Government can't be above the law. In article 1 section 9 clause 7 Government limits the distribution of currency. In article 1, section 6, clause 2 all government officials including the president can only have one position in the government.

Separation of powers

all laws raising money originate in the house of representatives. article 1, section 7, clause 1. every bill shall have pass the house of representatives. article 1, section 7, clause 2. the senate can propose or concur any amendment as on the other bill is approved. by 2/3 of the house will become a law.

Federalism

separate the federal government v.s what states can do. principle or system of government 10 amendment the powers not delegated to the united states by the constitution nor prohibited by the states.

Checks and Balances

Each branch of the government can limit the power of the other two. In article 1, section 7 clause 1 it states that the Senate powers are to make changes in tax bills proposed by the house of the representatives. In article 2 section 4 Impeachment of all civil officers for high crimes done by congress.

Representative Government

in a representative government citizens elect representatives to make laws. In article 1, section 7 Electoral system citizens vote to elect people to serve and represent their country. The president is head of the army, navy and militia of the United States.

6 questions

1. When was the constitution written?

2. What does limited government mean?

3. Predict what would happen if limited government never happend?

4. What is the function of representative government?

5. Is there a better solution to checks and balances?

6. Can you see a possible solution to separation of powers?

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James Palermo
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