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Separation of Powers
The principle of the Constitution which can be seen in the fact that the United States as 3 branches of government (think Montesquieu)
The principle of the Constitution which allows North Carolina to issue driver's licenses and not the government
The principle of the constitution which can be seen every Election Day when America votes
Rule of Law/Limited government
The principle of the constitution which means that even the President can be investigated and charged with a crime
Checks and balances
The principle of the constitution which allows the President to veto a law passed by Congress
The principle of the constitution which allows the Supreme Court to decide whether something like abortion should be allowed
The part of the Constitution which would make North Carolina recognize a marriage from New York
The part of the Constitution which would allow the states to change the document
The part of the Constitution which says that if South Carolina passes a law that goes against the federal government, their law doesn't count
The part of the Constitution which describes how the Constitution would be ratified
To form a more perfect union
The purpose of government which encourages Tennessee and North Carolina to work together to build a road across the mountains
The purpose of government which means that if a company does you dirty, you can sue and expect to receive what is right
Promote the general welfare
The purpose of government which influences things like schools and food stamps
Provide for the common defense
The purpose of government which the military is responsible for
Establish domestic tranquility
The purpose of government which means that we shouldn't have to worry about criminals wandering our streets
Secure the blessings of liberty
The purpose of government which influenced the writing of the Bill of Rights
Allows a Muslim to worship next door to a Christian
Allows someone to buy a handgun for protection
Even if war was raging, a citizen would not have to have a soldier sleeping in their bedroom
The police ask Melissa if they can look in her house for evidence. She says not until you have a warrant.
Robert is asked whether he committed the crime while on trial. He refused to answer.
Kayla was charged with drunk driving. She spent 3 years waiting for a trial. She sued based on this amendment.
Tisha's mechanic charged her for work not completed. She sued and asked for a jury trial.
Lloyd was arrested for public intoxication. The judge sentenced him to 30 days because the offense was not serious.
Just because it's not in the Constitution doesn't mean you don't have the right
An amendment which led some southern states to argue they could still have slaves
Powers such as creating an army and controlling foreign trade; only the national government can do it
Powers such as issuing driver's licenses and running elections; only states can do it
Powers such as taxing and building roads; both national and state governments can do it
Powers such as making a president a king. The government can't do it
Powers such as helping Puerto Rico after the hurricane; the government can do it if the need arises
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