- The United States constitution is a document which explains the national frame of the government. And contains 6 key principals that the United States stand by, these include: Popular Sovereignty, Limited Government, Separation of powers, Federalism, Representative Government, and lastly Checks and Balances.
- According to article 1 section 9-10 of the United States Constitution, limited government keeps the government from having too much power. They do this by having power come from the people who are governed and spread out across different branches and not in the hands of just one person. Because if only 1 person has all the power, then they will make the government corrupt.
Checks and Balances
- Checks and balances, is a principle in the United States Constitution, which limits the power of the government in the three branches. With this principal in place, no one can become more powerful than the other, not even the President can change this. They keep power balanced by having each of the branches of government do different tasks. These tasks include, the legislative branch which makes the laws, Then the executive branch enforces and carries out the laws. And lastly judicial branch interprets the laws.
^Checks and Balance's System^
Separation of Powers
- Separation of Powers translates to the section of government duties to any of the branches from exercising core powers of another branch. This is to prevent the concentration of power and provide for checks and balances. Each branch of government has the ability to check the powers of each other. This is designed to prevent the abuse of power within the government.
- Popular Sovereignty is a principal of the United States Constitution that grants power to the people to elect their own government officials that they trust will be the best fit to administrate and reform the government and it's components, and that those chosen to govern, as trustees of such power, must exercise it in conformity with the general will.
- Federalism is a principal defined by the United States Constitution, federalism is a fundamental aspect of American government, whereby the states are not merely regional representatives of the federal government, but are granted independent powers and responsibilities. So basically states don't have to follow all of the laws made by the government but are limited to which laws they do have to follow. They can make their own laws regarding speeding laws, education laws, etc.
Representative Government is a principal emphasized in the United States Constitution which denotes a system in which people elect their lawmakers (representatives), who are then held accountable to them for their activity within the government. Essentially they decide who they want to represent them and make decisions on their behalf.
Becoming A Citizen
- So, you've made it this far, you want to become an American Citizen and that's great! All you have to do now is learn English and just take this 6 question quiz and if you pass then you'll receive a green card confirming your citizenship.
- Por lo tanto, has llegado tan lejos, quieres convertirte en un ciudadano americano y eso es genial! Todo lo que tienes que hacer ahora es aprender inglés y acaba de tomar este cuestionario pregunta 6 y si pasa, entonces usted recibirá una tarjeta verde que confirma su ciudadanía.
Test of Citizenship
- Who is the current head of state of the United States of America?
- What were some of the motives behind the American Revolution?
- What is the function of the Judicial Branch?
- What in your own words, describes the following statement "we the people"?
- Tell me how, where, when, and why the United States broke apart from British rule?
- What are the pros and cons of a Federal Republic?