The United States Constitution 6 principles of the constitution


The United States Constitution became a Supreme Law in 1789. This included all of the amendments and the 6 principles. Two thirds of both houses of Congress must approve anamrendment. Each of the 6 Principles had different meanings and rights.

Popular Sovereignty

The peoples rules are the principles that the authority of a state and its government had created. All of the power comes from the people. To sum up "Popular Sovereignty", "We the People" show that the people have a source of right for government power.

Limited Government

Limited Government prevents the government from becoming too powerful. Limited Government is the rule of law. It limits the distribution of currency (Art.1, Sec.6, Cl.2, and Art. 1, Sec. 9, Cl7). Therefore the treasury department cant print out or give out money when asked. The government officials can only have have one position in the government. For example when President Obama was the govenor for Illonois at the time, but then began running for President he had to step down and not be the govenor of Illonois anymore.

Seperation of Power's

Vesting in the Powers of Government in seperate bodies. Seperation of Powers is the seperation of each of the 3 branches of government. "All the bills that wanted to, should have been originated in the House of Representatives" (Art. 1, Sec 7, Cla 7). As a reseult the Constitution established a Supreme Court and authorized Congress to establish other Courts.

Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances are apart of each branch of government that has only one specific power that is limited. When each branch of government has the only power, which is to limit the actions and powers of others. Therefore this type of limitation was designed to prevent the emergence of a single domineering center of power. For example, "The House of Representatives has the power to Impeach or have the right to accuse a federal official (Art. 1, Sec 2, Cl.5).


In Federalism power is shared between, federal government and the states. Power, not given to the federal government belongs to the states. This was stated in the 10th amendment. Power is then shared between federal government and the states (Art. 1, Sec. 10, Cl.1) However, some powers are also denied to the federal government and the states too . Therefore the governor of a state must choose a senator to fill a vacancy.

Representative Government

Congressional elections must be held in each state "accountable". Representative Government is a type of electing system where people vote to represent the states concerns etc. The representative would be a group of people or a single person chosen from each state to then represent. The elections are a process to elect the representatives to then govern. The state legislatures, rather than the voters choose member's of the senate. In addition serving for six years, then two years of what a representative served.

Questions 1-6. Answer in complete sentences.

1.) Identify the results of what are the peoples rules are in Popular Sovereignty ?

2.)What is representative Government? Then state an example.

3.)Clarify the Power of Representatives. How effective are they?

4.) What amendment was this quote stated in? "power is shared between, federal government and the states. Power, not given to the federal government belongs to the states". State the main idea of this quote.

5.) What is the power of Representatives? Do you think that this specific law of power is a good or bad thing? Explain.

6.) What can the Treasury department not due? If you had access to all resources how would you change that?


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