POS-301: Principles and Articles of the United States Constitution Worksheet
Part I: Principles of the Constitution
The constitution consists of some primary principles. Briefly explain the following principles and their significance in shaping American government.
Self- Government is when the people of a country get to create their own rules and doesn’t have outside governments making decisions for them. This helped shape the American government by giving citizens of our country the responsibility to and the right to have a say in the rules that are being created.
• Separation of Powers:
Separation of Powers is when the government shares power between the ...view middle of the document...
It creates spending bills they could also impeach those who are officials and approve treaties. The people help elect the members Legislative branch. The Legislative branch has a House of Representative and a Senate and them both together forms the United States. The House of Representative has 435 members who are elected and the Senate has 100 Senators and there is 2 that represent each state. When beginning the Legislative process, a bill has to be introduced to the congress. After the bill is introduced it has to be sent to the Senate which are known as subcommittees and House Committees. These committees could approve the bill, amend it or reject it. There are hearings to make sure that there are no mistakes within the bill. A bill has to pass Congress before it is taken to the President for review after this the committees come together to vote on more time rather to approve, amend, or reject.
The Judicial branch helps individuals to understand the Constitution. It also reviews laws, and helps make decisions on the rights of the states. Members of the of the Judicial branch or chosen by the President and approved by the Senate. Judicial branch helps shape federal judiciary. Judicial branch also has the power to organize courts that are over the supreme court which helped to organize the United States district courts which deal with federal cases and appeal district court cases. The Judicial branch helps make sure that everyone that is accused of doing a crime has a fair trial. The Judicial branch also helps to make sure that those accused are innocent until proven guilty, is not accused of the same crime twice, the right to make sure that there is enough evidence to prove that a crime was done, the right to have their own witness, the right to represent themselves, the right to not say who was involved in the crime, and the right to be free before trial.
The Executive branch as the power to direct the Government, direct the armed forces, handle powers that are international, Chief of law enforcement officers, and veto laws as well. The people help elect the members of the Executive branch. The powers of the Executive branch come from the head of the state and the head of the Government which is the President. He implements and enforce laws that are created by the congress. The vice President is also a part of the Executive branch...