Constitution Mind-Map (key principles in the constitution (rule of law- …
key principles in the constitution
rule of law-
law applies to everyone even those who govern
Limited government- the government cant really intervene with civil liberties
Separation of power-
there are three separate but equal branches of government. the legislative branch makes the law and the executive branch will enforces the law
check and balances- gives each government the right to amend or void certain acts of the branches
means the rule by the people who is the source of all the power
republicanism- people hold sovereignty rather than being subjects to a king
individual rights- rights held by an individual
parts of the constitution
article 1-legislative branch
it deals with the senate and the house of representatives
article 2- Executive Branch
it deals with administration from the president
article 3- Judical Branch
it deals with the courts and judges system
article 4- government and states
deals with state and federal government relationship
article 5- constitutional amendments
deals with how to amend the constitution
article 6-Supreme law
it sets the constitution as the supreme law of the united states
article 7- Ratification
deals with requirements for ratification of the constitution
New jersey plan- was formed for alternate plans for smaller states
Great Compromise-based off the Virginia and new jersey plan. consisted of proportional representatives in the lower house and equal representatives in upper house
3/5 Compromise- let slaves in some states count in the
slave trade compromise- made the imported slaves increase and encouraged breeding of slaves to avoid cost
A group of people be named by each state legislature to pick a president and vice presidet
virginia plan- had 15 resolutions allowed
people to vote on legislature based on there population
how are they made?
they are made by the majority of a vote
how many are there?
they are twenty seven of these
why is the first 10 so important?
its because of freedom of religion and speech
federalist vs antifederalist
what where their arguments?
they argued about the federal courts would be too far away
who where they?
Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Patrick Henry, Samuel adams
what was the key compromise / agreement that got the constitution passed?
it is made by the federalist and inti federalists over the U.S. constitution