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Quiz, Quiz, Trade Cards Principles of American Government Influential Historic Documents Grades 8, 10 and 11.

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1 Quiz, Quiz, Trade Cards Principles of American Government Influential Historic Documents Grades 8, 10 and 11

2 Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution Limited Government Powers of government are restricted by the Constitution. Location in the Constitution: Articles I, II, III

3 Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution Republicanism Voters hold the sovereign power and elect representatives to exercise power for them. Location in Constitution: Preamble and Article I

4 Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution Checks and Balances Each of the three branches of government exercises some control over the others, sharing power among them. Location in the Constitution: Articles I, II, III

5 Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution Federalism Power is divided between the national and state governments, limiting central power. Location in the Constitution: 10 th Amendment

6 Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution Separation of Powers Each branch of government has its own responsibilities and limitations. Location in the Constitution: Articles I, II, III

7 Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution Popular Sovereignty Authority for government flows from the people and they rule through their representatives. Location in the Constitution: Amendment IX and the Preamble

8 Basic Principles of the U.S. Constitution Individual Rights Unalienable rights guaranteed to all citizens. Location in the Constitution: Preamble and the Bill of Rights


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