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7 Principles of the Texas Constitution
Transcript of 7 Principles of the Texas Constitution
1.) Popular Sovereignty
Power to the people! The people are what gives the government its power. The people decide what happens in the government.
The people get to vote for the representatives they want to see elected.
Power in the government is separated into three different levels.
4.) Separation of Powers
No branch gets too much power. The powers of the government are distributed.
5.) Checks and Balances
Each branch makes sure that the other branches don't get too much power.
Delegates discuss and mold Constitution
Several delegates (working under the pressure of the war) discussed for two weeks and formed a Texas Constitution. This constitution had seven key principles, the same seven principles that appeared in the United States Constitution.
Texans write a constitution called the Constitution of 1836
1. What kind of government did the Texans write a constitution to have?
C. Representative Democracy
True or False: The principles that delegates wrote in to the Texas Constitution were totally different than the principles that were written in to the United States Constitution.
Popular Sovereignty is:
A. A king is in charge
B. The popular people are in charge
C. Some of the people are in charge
D. All the people rule
True or False: In Republicanism, people elect political representatives
In Federalism the government is in ______________, which have different powers and duties.
All of the following are branches of government EXCEPT
The Supreme Court (the highest court in the United States) can check the power of the legislative and executive branches by declaring that a law is
6.) Limited Government
Everyone must obey the law!
can break he rules set in place.
In the American and the Texan Constitutions, everyone must obey the law, including the leaders
7.) Individual Rights
Everybody has certain rights and personal liberties guaranteed. These individual rights cannot be taken away from anybody.
In the constitution, all of the following are rights EXCEPT:
A. Free Speech
B. Free Expression of Religion
C. Free from taxes
D. Right to bare arms
– Popular Sovereignty
– Limited Government
– Checks and Balances
– Individual Rights
– Separation of Powers
Which one correctly lists only principles of the United States and Texas constitutions.
A. Popular Sovereignty, Republicanism, Limited Government, Checks and Balances
B. Republicanism, Democratism, Limited Government
C. Individual Rights, King’s Rights, Separation of Powers
Separation of Powers
Checks and Balances
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