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AoC & Constitutution

TermDefinition
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation No power to tax
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation No Executive Branch
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation Weak central government
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation Boundary disputes
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation Quarreling states
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation No respect from other nations
Article I (1) sets up the legislative branch
Article II (2) sets up the executive branch
Article III (3) sets up the judicial branch
Article IV (4) how the states interact with each other
Article V (5) how the Constitution is amended
Article VI (6) states that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land
Article VII (7) ratification process
Checks and Balances each branch of government checks the power of the other two
Separation of Powers government power is divided between three branches
Limited Government the government may hold only the powers granted to it by the US constitution
Republicanism people exercise their power by electing representatives to serve in government
Federalism Power is divided between central government and smaller governments
Individual Rights Citizens of the US are guaranteed rights under the Constitution
Popular Sovereignty a government in which people rule
Amendment 1 freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition
Amendment 2 right to bear arms (own a gun)
Amendment 3 no Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner
Amendment 4 the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures
Amendment 5 right to remain silent
Amendment 6 right to a speedy trial
Amendment 7 right to a judge and jury in court
Amendment 8 excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted
Amendment 9 these rights shall not be denied to the people
Amendment 10 The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people
Northwest Ordinance Set up how states would be added to the Union and prohibited slavery in the Ohio River Valley
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