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v.s political system in which the people have a voice in decision making and having rights
Declaration of Independence
July 4 1776, stated the reasons why the united states was seperating from great britian
introduction to the constitution, it begins "We the people..." and explains why we have a constitution.
seperation of powers
Dividing the power of government into 3 branchesd so no branh becomes too powerful.
dividing the power of governments between the national (federal) and the state or local governments
to change or add to the constituion. amendments keep our contitution able to adapt to changing conditions in our history
to give in to form an agreement. one compromise in the constititon was called the "Great Compromise" and gave us two houses of congress
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