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Unit 1 and 2

ddriskill 8th

TermDefinition
Checks and Balances Powers given to each branch to monitor the other branches
Federalism Division and sharing of power between state and federal governments
Individual Rights Protected from the government by the Bill of Rights
Popular Sovereignty The People Rule by voting
Republicanism The people get to elect representatives to make laws for them
Separation of Power The government is split into three equal branches
1st Amendment Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, Petition, Assembly
2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms
3rd Amendment No quartering of troops in private houses
4th Amendment No illegal searches and seizures
5th Amendment Due Process - Double Jeopardy, Imminent Domain, Life, Liberty, and Property, I Plead the 5th, Due Process
6th Amendment Trial by Jury in Criminal Cases
7th Amendment Trial by Jury in Civil Cases
8th Amendment No Cruel or Unusual Punishment or excessive bail or fines
9th Amendment Rights not listed in the Constitution belong to the people
10th Amendment States' Rights
Limited Government The Constitution limits the government by stating exactly what their powers are and also protects people's rights in the Bill of Rights
Created by: ddriskill