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The Constitution. Section 1: A Blueprint for Government Chapter 3: The Constitution.

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1 The Constitution

2 Section 1: A Blueprint for Government Chapter 3: The Constitution

3 The Constitution Main Idea Drawing lessons from history, the Framers wrote a constitution that divided, limited, and balanced power among three branches of government. A Blueprint for Government

4 The Constitution Focus Questions 1.What are the six goals of the Constitution? 2.What are the six principles of government in the Constitution? 3.What is popular sovereignty? 4.What is limited government? (con’t) A Blueprint for Government

5 The Constitution 5. How does the Constitution create a separation of the powers of government? 6. How does the system of checks and balances limit the powers of government? 7. Why is the principle of judicial review so powerful? 8. Why is the principle of federalism still a topic of debate? A Blueprint for Government

6 The Constitution Checks and Balances


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