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Allowing the people to rule themselves
Consent of the governed
Letting the people vote for representitives
Rule of law
All people are subjects to the same rules, and speedy and fair trial
Restrictions on government
government in which the people are elected to rule the government
Powers of national gov't
Powers given to Congress
Pass laws necessary to carry out duties
powers of state
Establish local government
powers assigned to congress
The constitution is the supreme law of the land
Why is the constitution a "living" document?
Because it can grow, so when they add something to it it will grow.
how may the constitution be amended?
two-thirds vote of both houses
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