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introduction of the constitution that sets the tone, Popular sovereignty
creates legislative branch and establishes power of congress
electing president and jobs of executive branch
creates and establishes power of supreme court
establishes relationship between states and federal government, and states themselves
establishes process of amending the constitution
esablishes the supremacy of the federal government, and states themselves
ratifying the constitution
Specified the process for ratification
Explained the relationship between the states and the federal government
Where we find the Supremacy Clause
Established how to make formal changes to the Constitution
Powers of the President
Introduction to the Constitution
Established the Supreme Court
Powers of Congress
This is where we find the Elastic Clause
Established to idea of popular sovereignty
Creates the Senate and the House of Representatives
Says that the laws of the federal government are more powerful than the laws of the states
Says that official acts of one state should be recognized by other states
Established the power to declare war, coin money, borrow money, and collect taxes
Established court cases that would be heard directly by the Supreme Court
The words "We the people" in the Preamble establish the fundamental principle of _________________ ___________________.
_____________________ is the division of powers between the national and state governments.
Concurrent powers are powers that are _____________________.
If a dispute arises the ____________________ government is considered the "supreme law of the land".
The power to establish schools is reserved for the _________________ government.
The ___________________________ clause expanded the power of the federal government by giving Congress power to pass necessary laws.
The Constitution created three branches of government, this process is known as __________________ ______ ___________________.
Separation of powers
The Constitution gave each branch power over the other branches, this process is known as ---------- ----- -----------
Checks and balances