• What do each branch of government do?
Limited Government • Democracy is the foundation of a Limited Government • Power is not the goal • The GOAL is to keep peace among all people and government • The people who create the laws must follow the laws and the citizens have a choice in who become their lawmakers
Popular Sovereignty • is part of the seven principles, that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power. • If power in government is abused the people can change or overthrow that power • The power comes from the people, not from the government
The government is split into three parts or branches. 1. One branch is the Congress. The Congress makes laws. The people elect the members of Congress. 2. The next branch is the President. The President enforces the laws. 3. The last branch is the Courts. The courts decide what the law means when there are questions. . All of the parts have to work together. Just like the Framers agreed on the Constitution, the parts have to agree on the laws. No part has too much power. The power is shared. This helps protect the people. Separation of Powers.
The Constitution gives us rights and freedoms as citizens of the United States. Watch the next four slides and think about what freedoms these pictures show.
The Constitution, which is over 200 years old, can be seen in Washington, D.C.
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