7 Principles of the Constitution

By: Hannah Davis

Popular Sovereingty

Popular Sovereignty, in my own words, is the people giving power to their leader.


Example: People electing a president


Quote from the Constitution: the Preamble

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Individual Right

Individual Rights, in my own words, is the rights that people are born with.


Example: People holding a protest against abortions


Quote from the Constitution: Freedom of Speech

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Federalism

Federalism, in my own words, is the government that we abide by.


Example: Who you vote for in state vs the United States


Quote from the Constitution: The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home

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Republicanism

Republicanism, in my own words, is where we the people elect people to govern our state.


Example: Texas Governor- Rick Perry


Quote from the Constitution: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

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Checks & Balances

Checks & Balances, in my own words, is political powers.


Example: making laws


Quote from the Constitution: Article 1

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Limited Government

Limited Government, in my own words, is power given to the citizens.


Example: Building a community recreational


Quote from the Constitution: Article 1, Section 8

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Separation of Powers

Separation of Powers, in my own words, is the separation of the different branches of government.


Examples: 3 different buildings for the branches


Quote from the Constitution: Article 1, Section 1

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7 Basic Principles of the Constitution