7 Principles of Government
By: Frida Perez
Example: thanks to the people of America women were able to start voting in 1920
Quote: The Preamble of the Constitution states: “We the People of the United States.... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Example: the people elect a new president every 4 years
Quote: Article II: provides for a President and a Vice President to be elected every four years.
Example: there is a list of powers of the Congress.
There are some powers that aren't assigned to the nation but also not denied to the states.
Quote:Amendment 10: Powers not delegated to the national government and not denied to the states are reserved to the states or to the people
Separation of Powers
Example: the Legislative branch isn't more powerful than the Judicial branch
Quote: Article I: creates a Legislative branch and assigns that branch its duties and powers.
Checks & Balances
Example: the Judicial branch cannot overpower the others
Quote: Article III: does not specifically give the judicial branch any check over the other two branches...
Example: the government can't just declare war to another country
Quote:Article VI makes the Constitution, only those laws made in pursuance of the Constitution, and treaties the “Supreme Law of the Land.
Example: a police can't come to your home and start searching it without a warrant
Quote: XIV Amandment: Due process of law and equal protection of the law for all persons...