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Big ideas of the constitution

2nd amendment
Preamble States the purpose of the u.s constitution
Separation of powers The three powers are separated in three distinct and independent branches of the government.
Checks and balances Each branch has certain powers with which it can check the operations of the two.
Judicial review The power of a court to determine the constitutionality of a government action.
Federalism Belief in strong, central Government.
Limited government No government is powerful. The government can only do things that people have given it the power to do. Ex constitution.
Popular sovereignty All political power resides in the people.
1st Amendment Freedom of religion, press, assemble, speech, petition.
2nd amendment Right to bear arms
3rd Right to privacy
4rth Provides security
5th A person will not be ueld to answer the Capitol. He/she will be given freedom to prove themselves
6th People will be provided a speedy and fair trial.
7th The right for trail by jury.
8th No cruel or unusual punishments will be allowed.
9th Peoples right will not be taken away.
10th People have the power.
11th The law will be equal for Every one.
12th Gives 1 rule per state for electing a president.
13th Abolished slavey in u.s
14th A person born in u.s is a citizen
15th U.s citizen has the right to vote.
16th Allows government to tax
17th 2 senators per state should be elected by the people.
18th Prohibition of alcoholic beverages.
19th Women got the right to vote.
20th Set the dates on which the office ends. Also tells who succeeds the president if he/she died.
Created by: Eman Asghar
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