Presentation on theme: "Chapter 3 An Enduring Document"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 3 An Enduring Document Section 1Constitutional Principles
2 Constitutional Terms1. constitutionalism – basic principles that government and those who govern are bound by law2. elastic clause – gives Congress the authority to make laws needed to carry out its othe responsibilities3. federalism – division of power between the states and the national government4. judicial review – power of the courts to review actions of Congress and the President to see if they are constitutional5. impeachment – formal charge brought against a public official6. unconstitutional – not consistent with the constitution
3 Powers delegated to the 3 Branches Veto -Review -Interpret -Appoint -Impeach -Override -
4 Main Ideas1. In what sense is the Constitution a statement of limited government?Many sections of the Constitution set limits on the powers of the President, Congress, and the Supreme CourtOther sections restrict the national government as a whole
5 Main Ideas2. Explain why the American system of government is an example of federalism.In the U.S., governmental power is divided between the national, state and local governmentsThis division of power is called federalism
6 Main Ideas3. How does the system of checks and balances affect the way in which the government works?It reinforces the separation of powerLimits the power of the federal governmentMakes compromise an important part of the governmental process
7 Main Ideas4. How does the Supreme Court use judicial review to control the power of Congress and the President?Declaring laws unconstitutionalDeclaring executive actions unconstitutionalThese two things check the power of the 2 branches
8 ClosingThe government of the United States is limited by federalism, separation of powers, and checks and balances.Without these how would our society be different?
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