7 Priciples of Government
By: Mason Chirafis
Ex: Voting to impeach president.
Quote: “We the People of the United States .... do ordain and establish this Constitution"
Ex: We vote for the president and members of congress
Quote: "The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion;"
Separation of Powers
Ex: The legislative branch makes the laws and the executive branch carries out the laws
Quote: "All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
Checks and Balances
Ex: the executive branch can veto bills by the legislature, but the legislature can override the veto
Quote: "if he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it."
Ex: the government is not allowed to form a states church
Quote: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"
Ex: The right to bear arms, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, etc.
Quote: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."