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9/6 Influences of the Constitution

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Amber Westendorf

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Transcript of 9/6 Influences of the Constitution

8/27 Influences of the Constitution
Almost Painless Guide to the Constitution
1. What is the Preamble to the Constitution? What is its purpose?
2. What is a federal system of government?
3. What are the three branches of government?
4. What is the Bill of Rights?
5. What are the two ways in which an amendment can be ratified?
6. According to the Constitution, what role do the people play in the country’s political processes?

Ideas that shape Modern Democracy
Plato and Aristotle
No Tyrannies
Democracy is best: for the people, by the people
Constitution: separation of powers
Greco Roman Ideas
Republic: Representatives
Democracy Voting
Separation of Powers
Judeo Christian Ideas:
Written law
Enlightenment ideas
Locke: Natural Rights: Social Contract
Montesquieu: Separation of Powers
Declaration of Independence
Locke and Jefferson
Articles of Confederation: Failure; The Federal government was too weak
Separation of Powers and checks and balances
United Nations Charter
Definition: the foundational treaty, signed June 1945, of the international peace organization called the United Nations
Example: The United Nations Charter is similar to the__________________________.
Definition: the fundamental political principles on which a state is governed
Example: Constitutional governments all have ____________________.
Term US Constitution In the World


Separation of Powers

Popular Sovereignty

Individual Rights

10.1.3 Chart
Number your paper 1-5
What are the 7 ideas in the Constitution?
Warm Up p. 32
What must a Constitutional Government have?
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