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Constitution Review

What are the six big Ideas? 1. Limited Government // 2. Judicial Review // 3. Checks and Balances // 4. Federalism // 5. Separation of Power// 6. Popular Sovereignty
Define Limited Government basic principle of American government which states that government is restricted in what it may do, and each individual has rights that the government cannot take away
Define Judicial Review the power of a court to determine the constitutionality of a governmental action
Define Checks and Balances system of overlapping the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches to permit each branch to check the actions of the other
Define Federalism a system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central, or national, government and several regional governments and coequal branches of governments
Define Separation of Power basic principle of American system of government that the executive, legislative, and judicial powers are divided among three independent and coequal branches of governments
Define Popular Sovereignty basic principle of the American system of government which asserts that the people are the source of any and all governmental power, and government can exist only with the consent of the governed
Purpose of the Preamble to explain why the Framers of the constitution made our government a republic
How many articles were in the constitution? 7
What is the purpose of the constitution three main functions creates a national government consisting of a legislative, an executive, and a judicial branch, with a system of checks and balances among the three branches and it divides power between the federal government and the states
Who was the last state to ratify the constitution Rhode Island
How many constitutional amendments are there 27
The purpose of the preamble to explain why the constitutional framers made the constitution
what is the purpose of the bill of rights to define the most civil liberties of US. citizens (first 10 amandments)
The 5 liberties of freedom in the first amendment Speech, Petition, Religion, Assembly, and Press
Election of President and VP 12th
Bail; Cruel; and unusual punishment 8th
Women can vote 19th
Right to vote based on color 15th
Purpose of the first 3 articles in the constitution Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches
Which branch does impeachment fall under Judicial
Article 4 Relations Among the States
Article 5 Provisions of Amendment
Public Debts and Oath Article 6
Ratification of the Constitution Article 7
Created by: kspotts