Study Guide for Test 1

Study Guide for Test 1 - Chapter 1 Overview It may be more...

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Chapter 1 Overview It may be more that the simple written from of a constitution that makes a gov constitutional American Constitution contains 3 distinctive features in it’s power map – separation of powers, judicial review, and federalism All successful govs must make arrangements for change within the constitutional structure American constitutionalism was built of the twin pillars of the individualists and communitarian approches to gov Religion and religious ideas have had a significant influence on American political thought and practice Introduction: The Basic Theory of Constitutionalism American constitutionalism must take into account historical, legal and political factors that have played pivotal roles in forming a longstanding relationship between the American gov and its people. Cental focus = Federal Constitution of 1787 Broadest sense = constitution refers to a framework providing basic principles of organization and operation In gov, a constitution describes the arrangement of political and governmental institutions and the powers and functions assigned to them Constitutionalism requires a gov limited in its power and accountable for
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