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Change or addition to the Constitution Amendment
Separates the government into 3 branches - Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Separation of Powers
Power is divided between the Federal (national) government and the states Federalism
Power rests with the citizens, they elect their representatives to make decision on their behalf Republicanism
Prevents one branch from becoming too powerful - Each branch can "check" the others Checks and Balances
Powers of the government are limited to the Constitution Limited Government
People hold the power and give the government its power Popular Sovereignty
Freedom and protection from an all powerful government Liberty
Equality in society Egalitarianism
People decided what kinds of groups they want to be part of Individualism
Participation of common people in government Populism
Hands off government, government does not interfere with business Laissez Faire
He came up with the 5 values important to America's success - Liberty, Egalitarianism, Individualism, Populism, and Laissez Faire Alexis de Tocqueville
Rights that people are born with and can not be taken away - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Unalienable rights
Father of American Medicine Benjamin Rush
President of the Continental Congress and 1st to sign the Declaration of Independence John Hancock
Member of the Continental Congress that created the Constitution and 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Jay
Church minister who supported American independence John Witherspoon
Church Minister who helped recruit soldiers to fight in the American Revolution John Peter Muhlenberg
Businessman who helped support the American Revolution with his own money Charles Carroll
Governor of Connecticut who supplied Washington's troops Jonathan Trumbull Sr.
His writing influenced the Declaration of Independence, came up with "unalienable rights" John Locke
Commander of the Continental army and the 1st President of the United States George Washington
1st Motto of the U.S., it means "Out of many, One" E Pluribus Unum
Wrote the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson
Created by: Tiabrown2