Four constitutional principles

Four constitutional principles - STATES GET THEIR POWER...

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Four constitutional principles Republican government INALIENABLE RIGHTS Rule of law (constitutionalism)- no individual is superior to the written rules and system set up. Laws cannot be changed on a whim. Federalism-separation of powers BETWEEN THE NATIONAL AND THE STATE GOVERNMENTS. INNUMERATED POWERS- THOSE POWERS DIRECTLY WRITTEN IN THE CONSTITUTION. NECESSARY AND PROPER CLAUSE- CONGRESS HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ACCOMPLISH GOALS. SUPREMACY CLAUSE- NATIONAL LAW TRUMPS THE STATE LAW
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Unformatted text preview: STATES GET THEIR POWER FROM THE TENTH AMENDMENT, WHICH STATES THAT ANY AUTHORITY NOT DELEGATED TO THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IS RESERVED FOR THE STATES. Separation of powers 3 branches of government that each have different powers. Yet, they are all interdependent. Checks and balances Means that no branch can violate the rule of law. Gives each branch the ability to curtail the activities of the other branches....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PLAP 1010 taught by Professor Sabato during the Spring '09 term at UVA.

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