Six Big Ideas For The US Constitution

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Six Big Ideas For The US Constitution

This idea is probably one of the most important ideas of the Constitution. The people did not want the government to have too much power so on top of limiting it's power the people also created a system so that no one section of government had all the power. The Judicial Branch, The Legislative Branch, and The Executive Branch all have a system of checking one another and balancing out power.

Writers of the ConstitutionJames Madison, "Father of the Constitution", wrote the Constitution as well as the Bill of Rights.

#5 Seperation of Powers

#4 Federalism"A system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and constituent political units"

6 Big Ideas ofThe Constitution ofThe United States of America

#1 Limited Government

Government officials are chosen by the people and have limited powers and terms.

#6 Popular Sovereignty

The political idea that the heads of state should represent the people instead of the people being subjects to the heads of state.

#2 Republicanism

#3 Checks ' Balances

Timeline

1787 - May 25- Constitution Draft Begins1787 - September 17- Constitution Completed1788 - June 22- Ratified by 9 states

The government has it's power because the people gives it power through their elected officials during elections.

"An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies."

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