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Blueprint of a Democracy

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Autumn Stewart

on 22 September 2014

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Transcript of Blueprint of a Democracy

What is the purpose of the Bill of Rights?

Power Belongs To The People!
Limited Powers =
Limited Government
The Constitution
The U.S. Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. The first 10 amendments (a change or addition to a legal document) of the Constitution are called the Bill of Rights.
It allows citizens certain rights and privileges.
Limits the powers of the government.
Protects our personal freedom.
Serves as a reminder of our duties and obligations to keep America free.
Blueprint of a Democracy

"With great power comes great responsibility."
In order for
citizens
to have power they must fulfill their civic duties.
Rights
Civic Duties include both rights and responsibilities.

Democracy - Greek word mean "rule of the people"
citizen - a legal member of a country
citizenship - combination of rights and duties

A citizens individual freedoms as written in the Constitution of the United States of America.
Responsibilities
What citizens are required to do in order to NOT receive legal consequences.
Civic
Duties
Pay Taxes
Cast an Informed Vote
Serve in the Military
Jury Duty
Volunteer

Obey Laws
By: Autumn Stewart
Your Task:
Write a 1-2 paragraph essay over the following prompt:
What kind of citizen does a Democracy need?
Your Task:
Write a 1-2 paragraph essay over the following prompt.
What kind of citizen does a democracy need?
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