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UNIT REVIEW: CONSTITUTION Chapters 1 and 2 The U.S. Constitution arose out of important historical and philosophical ideas and preferences regarding popular sovereignty and limited government. Compromises were made during the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates, and these compromises have frequently been the source of conflict in U.S. politics over the proper balance between individual freedom, social order, and equality of opportunity. Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings: Constitutionalism: The U.S. Constitution establishes a system of checks and balances among branches of government and allocates power between federal and state governments. This system is based on the rule of law and the balance majority rule and minority rights. - The Constitution emerged from the debate about the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation as a blueprint for limited government. - Federalism reflects the dynamic distribution of power between national and state governments.

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