The United States Government. Conflict over our government. Vs. . Anti-Federalists. Federalists. We need a strong Central government. We need strong State government. Compromise. We will have a type of govt. called Federalism
The United States Government
Conflict over our government
We need a strong
We need strong
We will have a type of govt. called Federalism
And individual rights will protect the people against the government
What does that mean?
Power is shared between national and state govts.
What establishes our government?
The constitution, written in 1787
What concepts create our government?
The Constitution of our country used key ideas from historical documents to create our
existing government. Many of these came from England
The King or Queen cannot cancel laws or impose taxes without Parliament’s consent. Excessive fines and cruel punishment is forbidden. People can complain to the King or Queen without being imprisoned
States that all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Gave citizens the right to be secure in their property, right to due process of law, right to trial by jury, right to no taxation without representation
Argued that the Constitution protects people’s rights. Argued that a Checks and Balance System would protect States’ rights
Declaration of Independence
English Bill of Rights
Which themes of the US Constitution does this diagram show?
1. Separation of Powers 2 Checks and Balance
What is an amendment? A change to the Constitution
What are the first ten amendments to the constitution called? Bill of Rights
How did the constitution solve some of the grievances that were in the Declaration of Independence?