Does everyone know the perks of each principle?
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No? Well then, let's do it together then!
Is here to teach you people
- Who gives the government its power? "We the people..." - Canidates listen to the voters' concerns
- People exersice their power by voting - Each citizen can help elect their leader - The constitution calls for every state to have a "republican form of government"
Separation of Powers
- No branch of government is given all of the power - Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches - The president has to power to make treaties, with the consent of the senate - Judges, appointed for life, are free from executive (presidential) control
- Reserved powers (state powers) - Delegated powers (powers of the national government" - No state can declare war - The framers restricted powers of the government - Concurrent powers are poweres shared by the national and state governments
Checks and Balances
- Each branch of government can exercise checks, or controls, over the other branches - The supreme court can declare that a law, passed by congress and signed by the preisdent, violates the constitution - Congress has the power to impeach the president
- EVERYONE must ovey the law - Even presidents and other powerful leaders must respect the laws - In the 20th century (1900's) the power of the presidency increased sharply, provoking frequent controversy. President Nixon resigned in 1974 after he was faced with charges of violating the constitution
- Everyone has freedom of speech - Habeus Corpus (The right to a fair trial) - Bill of Rights - President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law - The Five Freedoms include: Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Assemble, and Freedom to Petition
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