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constitution begins with the

-the rest is divided into 7 articles and 27 changes(amendments)

article 1

talks of the congress and legislative branch

article 2

all about the executive branch

article 3

all about juducial branch(courts)

article 4

relationship between states

article 5

amending the constitution

article 6

natinoal debts, suppremecy of national gov, and oaths of office

article 7

deals with the ratification of the constitution

6 principles the constitution is built on

-popular aoverinty
-limited gov(no one is above the rule of law)
-seperation of powers
-system of checks and balances
-judicial reveiw(idea that judicial branch reveiws laws that are passed to veiw them constitutional or not)
-federalism(division of power for states and federal gov)

ideas for gov from

-trail-by-jury, due process(magna carta)
-english common law
-english pholosifers
-popular soverignty
-limited gov

delegates divided the constitution into 3 powers

-enumerated powers( list of powers of what gov will do, responsibilities)
-reserved powers(reserved powers to the states by omision if not listed under enumerated powers)
-concurent powers(powers shared by national and state gov)

there are many .... in the constitution

-supermecy clause in article 6 sayingthat laws of national gov and the constitution is superior to any laws

washington's chair

ben said that the sun was rising not falling

what does the supreme court do

interpret laws

interpretation of the constitution


what did ben say about the constitution

"with all its fualts, contitution good as it could do"

the constitution is a

living document, cause it can change

what are the first ten amendments of the constitution

bill of rights

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