7 principles of the constitution

By Taelor allen

Popular sovereignty

Popular sovereignty is when the rest of a government decision is left up to the people almost similar to a vote. Popular sovereignty is mainly referred to in the preamble talking about the rights and freedom of the citizens
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Republicanism is where people vote the electives who contribute to the government. Such as the president, senate, and Vice President. Article one, article two, and article three are the parts of the constitution that mention republicanism. Article one talks about forming a bicameral legislature, article two talks about electing a president and Vice President, and article three talks about the rights and guarantees of each state of the United States

Separation of powers

Separation of powers is where the three branches of government, executive, legislative, and judicial, are decided to each have their own job which makes the government. System to passing laws easier and more organized. The constitution talks about separation of powers in article 1,2, and 3.
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Executive branch

The executive branch consists of the president, Vice President, and cabinet. This branch has the power to enforce the laws, appoint federal judges and cabinet officers, veto acts of congress, and make commands to the armed forces.

Legislative branch

The legislative branch is made up of the congress, House of Representatives, and the senate. They have the power to make the laws, approve appointment made by the president, override a veto with 2/3 of us citizens agreement, and impeach the president.

Judicial branch

The judicial branch is where the Supreme Court justices and the lower federal courts are. The judicial branch has the power to decide the meaning of laws, declare laws unconstitutional, and declare executive acts unconstitutional.

Checks and balances

Checks and balances is similar to a game of paper rock sizzers except it can be called executive, legislative, executive. This is because checks and balances states that each brach has a way to control another branch .
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Limited government

Limited government states that the government can have power but not too much power. For example, the president can shoot somebody if nessisary but you can go to jail for that period, but the president can not just shoot somebody if he wants to.


Federalism is where the government and state are devided to have their own powers and rules but the government still has the power to control states if needed.
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Individual rights

Individual rights states that each citizen of the United States has their own rights such as the right to bare arms, freedom of speech, right to trial by jury, etc.