Government week 3 notes
Government week 3 notes 2305
Lone Star College-Montgomery
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● Four Principles that are Enshrined in The Constitution ○ Republicanism ■ Power resides with in the people, and is exercised with their elected representatives ■ Must keep the majority happy to stay in control ○ Federalism ■ Is the sharing of power between two governments ■ National Government ■ Federal Government ○ Separation of Powers ■ We separated power into three branches and gave each branch a specific function ■ Executive ● Enforces ■ Legislative ● To make new laws ■ Judicial ● To interpret the laws to make sure it is constitutional ○ Checks and Balances ■ We are checking and balancing the power among the branches ● Ratification - to pass or approve ○ To be ratified, only ¾ of the 13 states had to approve (about 9 states). ○ Federalists - For The Constitution ○ Anti-Federalists - Against The Constitution ○ The Federalists Papers (85 Essays) were published in newspapers ■ Written by (Publius) Hamilton, Madison, Jay ○ Patrick Henry (Brutus) wrote essays for the Anti-Federalists ○ In the summer of 1788 New Hampshire became the 9th state to ratify ● A growing Document ○ Made up of 4,300 words ○ Its greatest asset is its flexibility ○ We can amend or change our constitution ○ There has been 27 amendments to the constitution
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