American Government - Coggle Diagram
Principles of the Constitution
Separation of Powers
3 branches, each responsible for its own thing
Checks and Balances
Each of the 3 branches of government exercises some control over the others, sharing power among them
Government powers come from the people
Not a direct democracy, elect people to represent us
National government > State government > Local government. Each limited to what it can do.
Powers of government are restricted by the constitution
Checks & Balances
removed from office
2/3 majority in both house and senate confirm appointments
goes back to legislative, saying no
is it constitutional? laws and executive orders
Declaration of Independence
All men are created equal.
Individuals have a civic duty to defend these rights for themselves and others.
People have certain inalienable rights, including Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, meaning the government serves the people, that is its primary purpose, and derives its power directly from them.
Congress & Senate
Supreme Court Justice & Chief Justice
carries out laws (enforce)
President & VP