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The Impact of the U.S. Constitution
Basic Principles 1. Authority comes from the peopleThe people formed the U.S. government First line of the Constitution: “We the people of the United States do ordain and establish this constitution “
Basic Principles 2. The Social Contract The Constitution is an agreement between the people and their government. The main purpose of government is to protect individual rights
Basic Principles 3. Individual Rights Every person has natural rights.A person cannot be deprived of life, liberty or property without a trial
Basic Principles 4. Rule of LawNo one is above the law, not even the king The Constitution is the supreme law of the land
Basic Principles 5. Limited GovernmentThe government’s power is limited by law
Basic Principles 6. Consent of the GovernedLeaders represent the people
Basic Principles 7. Separation of PowersPower is divided among three branches Congress makes laws, President enforces the law, Supreme Court interprets the law
Basic Principles 8. Balance of PowerEach branch checks the power of the other two No branch becomes too powerful
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