Ch. 4 The U.S. Constitution 4.1 Intro - due process: the principle that no person can be deprived of life, liberty, or property without fair legal procedures and safeguards. 4.2 Elements of the Constitution - The Constitution provides the basic framework for American government. - The constitution consists over 7,000 words - Adopted as the “law of the land” in 1788, it is the oldest written constitution still in use anywhere in the world. ● Preamble Sets The Purpose - republican government: a representative political system in which authority comes from the people and is exercised by elected officials - The Preamble goes on to set various goals for the nation under the Constitution. ● Articles Establish Our National Government - The main body of the Constitution consists of seven articles. - - ● Article 1 Establishes the Legislative Branch - - - - ● Article II Establishes The Executive Branch - - - - ● Article III Establishes The Judicial Branch - - - - ● Article IV Concerns Relations among the States - - - - ● Article V Describes the Amendment Process _ _ _ _ ● Article VI Makes the Constitution the Supreme law of the Land _ _ _ _
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