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Unit 3 Constitution

The U.S. and Texas Constitutions both reflect the following four principles: 1) an individual Bill of Rights 2) three branches of government 3) government of laws, not men 4) limited governments
Which government document is considered to be the supreme law of the land? The U.S. Constitution
The U.S. Constitution ensures that there are three divided branches of government. This is known as ____________ ____ ___________. separation of powers
The right of the lpeople to vote for an issue is called _____________ ______________ popular sovereignty
When each branch of government checks on the other branches to see what they are doing this is known as ________________ ____ ______________. checks and balances
What is the general term for sharing of power between the federal government and the state governments? federalism
Republicanism is reflected in both the U.S. and Texas constitutions in the fact that both elect ____________________ to legislatures. representatives
The judicial branch in both the U.S. and Texas Constitutions checks the power of the legislature by declaring a law ______________________. unconstitutional
What type of government only has the powers that a constitution gives it? limited government
How does the Texas Constitution differ from the U.S. Constitution? The governor has more limited powers.
Created by: sasmith3