7 Principles of the Constitution

 

Use the Constitution Handbook in Creating America, page 244, and for each of the following “Principles” or guiding rules, answer the questions provided.

 

1.)  Popular Sovereignty

A.   What does it mean?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

B.    How is the concept shown/demonstrated/provided for in the following sections of the Constitution—Article 1 Section 2, Amendments 10, 14, 15, 19, 26 (pick any 1 from this list and explain how they show popular sovereignty)_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

2)  Republicanism

  1. What does it mean?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. How is the concept shown/demonstrated/provided for in the following sections of the Constitution—Article 1 Section 4, Article 4 Section 4, Amendment 12 (pick any 1 from this list and explain how they show republicanism)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

3)  Federalism

  1. What does it mean?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. How is the concept shown/demonstrated/provided for in the following sections of the Constitution—Article 4, Article 5, Article 6, Amendment 11 (pick any 1 from this list and explain how they show federalism) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

4)  Separation of Powers

  1. What does it mean?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. How is the concept shown/demonstrated/provided for in the following sections of the Constitution—Article 1, Article 2, Article 3 (pick any 1 from this list and explain how they show separation of powers) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

5)  Checks and Balances

  1. What does it mean?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

  1. What are the checks and balances listed on p. 246? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

6)  Limited Government

  1. What does it mean? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. How is the concept shown/demonstrated/provided for in the following sections of the Constitution—Article 1, Article 2, Article 3 (pick any 1 from this list and explain how they show limited government) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

7)   Individual Rights

  1. What does it mean? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. How is the concept shown/demonstrated/provided for in the following sections of the Constitution—Article 1 Sections 9 & 10,  Article 6  Section 3, Amendments 1-10, 13, 14,15, 19, 26 (pick any 1 from this list and explain how they show individual rights) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________