Drafted/Signed in Philadelphia on September _____, _________ and known as Constitution Day. Father of the Constitution?
How many states were needed to ratify Constitution?
Identify the Principle of the Constitution to the Meaning. Ultimately, all governmental power comes from the citizens. Government has very limited and carefully defined powers constitutionally, and every individual has rights that the government cannot violate. Government has several layers, local, state, and national, each with some powers that they alone have and others that are shared. Each of the three branches of government has some power that is unique to that branch. Federal governmental powers are structured in a way the branches’ powers counter-balances one another. The courts determine the meaning of the law and review the actions of the other two branches of government. - Checks and Balances - Judicial Review - Federalism - Separation of Powers - Popular Sovereignty - Limited Government
Articles Briefly describe each of the Articles in the Constitution. I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII.
Changing the Constitution Formal –Amendments How Many? Informal
How many ways are there to propose an amendment? How many ways are there to ratify an amendment? What proposal method has never been used? The method of ratification used when direct public opinion is needed?
Changing the Constitution Formal –Amendments Informal –Other means Give examples? How does the Amendment Process illustrate the Federal System of American Government?
The United States Constitution __________ power to the government and also ___________ power to the government. Know briefly what you would find in all 27 Amendments