Six basic principles of the US Constitution

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Answers the vexing question of sovereignty – why  are you charge?  Preamble: “We the People . . . do ordain and  establish this Constitution” Organization and timing of Presidential and  Congressional elections carefully spelled out  States guaranteed a Republican form of government
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But what might be a downside to  popular sovereignty? 
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What if the people become a source of tyranny to  minorities (racial, religious, economic, gender,  sexual orientation)? Madison was most concerned about the targeting of  the rich, but also a firm believer in protecting  religious minorities. So the Constitution checks popular sovereignty  by . . . 
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Constitutionalism – government is  limited to the powers given to it by the  constitution Rule of law – that everyone, even  elected officials, in answerable to the  law. 
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Functions of government divided up
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