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Politics of the United States
Foraging A New Government Review Truitt 2012 OMS
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One of the founding fathers who believed Freedom of Press is important to society.
I do not conceive we can exist long as a nation without having...a power which will pervade the whole Union.
Quote said by a Federalist
State Legislatures have no security for the powers not presumed to remain to them.
Quote by a Anti-Federalist
3 issues were debated during the Constitutional Convention.
a. Balancing powers between federal and state governments.
b. Determining how to represent the states in the legislative branch.
c. Deciding how the slaves should be counted for representation and taxation.
Framers of the US Constitution
They agreed to a Grat Compromise on the issue of determining which states would have equal representation in one house of the legislative and representation based on population in the other house.
US Bill of Rights
First 10 amendments. Was created to protect individual rights.
James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay.
3 supporters of the ratification of the Constitution.
Seperation of Powers
The division of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.
Critisizers of the US Constitution because governing powers was focused on national powers and not the states.
One of the major principles of the Constitution.
Protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Power to make laws.
Seperation of Powers
He shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors...Judges of the Supreme Court...
Duties of a citizen in the United States
Serving on a jury, registering for the Selective Service, serving your country when called upon to do so, obeying rules and laws, and paying state and federal taxes.
7 basic principles of state powers
Establish schools, pass marriage and divorce laws, regulate trade within a state, establish local government systems, conduct elections, enforce laws, and provide for the general welfare.
George Mason and James Madison
believed that people were guaranteed the bill of rights.
Protects against quartering of soldiers.
3 weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
a. Weak national government.
b. Each state is given 1 vote in a unicameral(one-house)legislature.
c. No executive or judicial branch of government.
A strength of the Articles of Confederation
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Unicameral (one house) legislature states have more power than the federal government.
Great Compromise at the Constitutional Convention
Settled the debate on representaion with decision to have a US Constitution and a Bill of Rights.
Delegates at the Constitutional Convention
agreed to the Three-Fifths Compromise as a solution to the problem of how to decide the slaves should be counted as part of the population since they were also considered as property; 3 slaves=1free white person.
Process of adding an amendment to the Constitution
A. Law proposed by 2/3 of both houses of Congress and ratified by 3/4 of the states.
B. Law called for by 2/3 of state legislatures and ratified by 3/4 of the states.
Examples of the constitutional principle, an illustration of ''Checks and Balances''
Congress overrides the president's veto by 2/3 votes in both houses. President appoints federal judges.
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states.
Examples of national powers
coin money, declare war, make foreign policy.
Examples of state powers
Regulate trade within the state, establish local government systems, conduct elections, and establish public school systems.
Examples of shared powers
Enforce laws, establish courts, collect taxes, borrow money, and provide for the general welfare.
September 17, 1787
The year the US Constitution gets approval in Philadelphia.
Purpose for including the amendment process in the US Constitution
Further protect individual rights.
Influence of the Anti-Federalist writings
It helped create the Bill of Rights.
Fundamental principle outlined in the Constitution's preamble
The power of the government comes from the people.
Purpose of Federalist Papers
It would convince people that the creation of the US Constitution would help the government.
1st Amendment freedoms
Freedom of religion, speech, the press, assembly, and petition.
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