PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION: Gateway to American Government, Ch. 4
Terms in this set (27)
"We the people"
the individual citizens of the United States
"more perfect union"
a group of states united under one government working together for the good of the people
example for "establish justice"
to administer laws fairly; to treat fairly and reasonably; to punish crimes and abuses and reward good deeds using a national court system
peaceful and calm inside the country
defense of the entire community or country
well being (happiness, health and good fortune) of the entire community/country
all future generations; those people who will live after us
to order or decree
example for "insure domestic tranquility"
Shays' Rebellion had demonstrated the that national government needed greater resources to insure peace and to maintain order.
example of "secure the blessings of liberty"
to protect the freedoms and individual rights citizens have
ratify or ratified
approve or approved
amend or amended
to change or changed
an introduction to the Constitution explaining the purpose and goals of the Constitution
to remove someone from office for misbehavior
when the division of power is shared between the national government and the state government
the people have the final or supreme authority in government
people who were in favor of the new constitution the way it was written
people who were opposed (against) the new constitution because it did not include any rights for the people
Bill of Rights
a list of rights (the first 10 amendments) guaranteed to the people written in the Constitution so that the anti-federalist would ratify the constitution
The Federalist Papers
Articles written to try to convince people to approve the Constitution as it was because the 5 principles of government were enough to protect he people
checks and balances
each branch of government is given powers to check on the other branches to make sure no one branch has more power than the others
a government that has strength but has limits on its powers through the Constitution-other powers are given to the states and the people
separation of powers
the powers of the federal government which is split into 3 sections
example for "form a more perfect union"
Under the AOC the states had taxed one another's goods,m hurting the national economy. Under the new government the Americans would act together.
example for "provide for the common defense"
several potential threats have shown the need for a stronger national government to defend American interests against foreign powers
Rule of Law
principle that the law applies to everyone, even those who govern; no one is above the law
Formal agreements with other countries
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Federal, State and Local Courts
PEOPLE OF THE COURT
Organization of the Courts
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Rule of Law
Sources of Law