Chapter 1 Review
1. What are the three basic powers exercised by the government?
Answer: The Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches are the three basic powers
exercised by the government.
2. A. What four characteristics does every state possess? B.
How has the Constitution been amended through the formal amendment process?
The majority of amendments have been proposed by a two-thirds vote of Congress and
ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures.
An amendment can also be ratified
SECTION 1 NOTES:
What are the six main principles on which the Constitution is based?
Separation of Powers
Checks and Balances
Judicial Review Federalism
The Constitution embodies these key principles along with desc
Means of Change
How it works
Congress had power to regulate foreign trade
and interstate commerce; Congress
interpreted the meaning of the Constitution
The Constitution grants the President
How have the day- to- day workings of the government affected how we interpret the
Congress passes new laws
Presidents push to expand executive power
The Supreme Court makes key rulings on constitutional issues.
Political parties i
SECTION 1 Essential Question: What are the six main principles on which the Constitution is
OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand the basics outline of the Constitution. 2. Understand the six basic
principles of the Constitution: popular sovereignty, limited g
Chapter 1 Vocab
Government: the institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies.
Public policies: all things a government declares to do ranging from taxation, defense, education,
crime, and healthcare to transportation, the env
The process by which a society chooses its leaders is politics.
Democracy is one characteristic of each state.
Force theory is the theory that the state began when primitive families joined together and
The phrase in t
1. A. The first 3 articles
B. Article V
C. Article IV
D. The Preamble
E. Article VI
2. Popular Sovereignty
Meaning: governments power is drawn from the people and is responsive to the people.
Rulers are the servants of the people
3. Limited Government