Principles of the Constitution

by Sam Ngwu Jr

Checks and Balances is used to keep power even between all three branches and not allow the government from getting too powerful in one branch. The Executive Branch can veto bills from the Legislative Branch, but the Legislative Branch can override the veto.

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Seperation of Powers is like separating all the branches of government.

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This is a common symbol of a Republic.

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Obama signing a defense bill and this refers to Individual Rights.

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The Bill of Rights is a great example of Limited Government.

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Federalism relates back to this.

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This illustration shows how significant government powers are divided.

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People are the only source of government power.

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The state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people.

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This is Montesquieu and he believed in a separation of political power between the three branches which are legislature, an executive, and a judiciary. This refers back to Separation of Powers.

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This is a picture of George Washington at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, signing the U.S Constitution. This refers back to the Separation of Powers.

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John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States, was a supporter of Republicanism.

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A revolutionary republican hand-written bill from the Stockholm riots during the Revolutions of 1848.

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