Documents that influenced the U.S. system of government.
Terms in this set (15)
This document says citizens should be guaranteed a fair trial
The Federalist Papers
These documents say we should have three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial.
The English Bill of Rights
This document says the king cannot make the people pay taxes unless parliament says it's OK.
These documents say that individual rights must be protected
The Mayflower Compact
This document says the government is for the people. This is the idea of "Popular Sovereignty."
"Law of the Land"
this means that the law should govern the people
this means that everyone has a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
"Checks and Balances"
this means that no one branch of the government can become too powerful
this means the law must treat everyone fairly
this means we vote to make decisions. The most votes wins.
this means that even though the most votes wins, the law still protects everyone, no matter how they voted.
U.S. Bill of Rights
This is the first 10 Amendments to The Constitution.
The Executive Branch
The Legislative Branch
Congress and Senate
The Judicial Branch
The Supreme Court