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 All political power resides with the people; people rule; the consent of the governed “We the People……” (Mayflower Compact)

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2  All political power resides with the people; people rule; the consent of the governed “We the People……” (Mayflower Compact)

3  Government must obey the law. No government is all-powerful and may only do that which the people give it the power to do. (Magna Carta) “Congress shall make no law….” - 1 st Amendment

4  Powers are distributed nationally to Congress, the President, and Supreme Court.  Articles 1-3 Powers of the branches

5  Power to make Laws Senate (100, 2 per state) Richard Burr Kay Hagan Congress House of Representatives (435 based on pop. ) Sue Myrick (Con. Dist. #9)

6  Power to enforce laws  President- Barack Obama  Vice – President- Joe Biden

7  Power to interpret laws/ Constitution  Supreme Court  John Roberts, Chief Justice

8  Each branch of government is checked or restrained by the other two branches.  For Example The President can veto a law passed by Congress Congress can override that veto Congress can refuse the appointment of Federal judges Supreme Court can find a law unconstitutional

9  Division of power among the National and State governments. Who has the power? Put these powers into the correct column  Coins money  Declares war  Establishes public schools  Conduct elections  Collect taxes  Define crimes/ punishment

10  Power of the courts to overturn laws

11 Federal Government Coins money Declares war State Government Establishes public schools Conduct elections Both Collect taxes Define crimes/ punishment

12  Reserved powers= STATE POWERS  Delegated (Enumerated) powers= FEDERAL/NATIONAL POWERS  Concurrent powers= BOTH STATE and FEDERAL

13  Inherent: given to national government because it is a sovereign state (ex: regulate immigration)  Expressed: WRITTEN IN THE CONSTITUTION (Congress may declare war)  Implied: given to national government but not written in Constitution. (printing paper money)


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