TAKS. Principles of Democracy:. Popular Sovereignty Republicanism Federalism Separation of Powers Checks and Balances Limited Government Individual Rights. Popular Sovereignty : The people are the only source of power.
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Greg Byers and Mary Smith, TSSSA 2003
The people are the only source of power.
"Government can govern only with the consent of the governed"
- it is woven all throughout all parts of the Constitution
-it sets necessary boundaries that allow the people's voice to be heard and overruled
"We the people of the United States...do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America..."
- the sovereign people who created the Constitution and the US government gave to the Constitution certain powers
-through the Constitution and it's own fundamental law, each state government receives it's powers from the people
A government structure designed to keep any one branch of the federal govt from gaining too much power.
Which title best completes the diagram above?
B. Freedom of Speech
D. Right to Bear Arms
The diagram above best describes the constitutional principle of —
checks and balances
B. popular sovereignty
Excerpt from the Sixth
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Which title best completes the diagram above?
B. Abolition of Slavery
D. Freedom from Poll Taxes
The provisions made in this excerpt were intended to address which of the following grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence?
A .“For imposing taxes on us without
our consent . . .”
B. “For quartering large bodies of armed
troops among us . . .”
“For cutting off our trade with all
parts of the world . . . ”
D. “For transporting us beyond seas to
be tried for pretended offenses . . . ”
The U.S. Constitution is considered an evolving document because it
D. creates a framework that defines the authority of the state and federal governments
Which of the following best completes the diagram above?
Examples of judicial abuse of power
B. The results of free speech and a free
C. Examples of government checks and
D. The impact of the separation of
Excerpt from Federalist No. 51
According to the excerpt above, Madison favored the basic constitutional principle of —
A. separation of powers
D. popular sovereignty
This excerpt reflects the principle of —
A. individual rights
B. executive power
C. popular sovereignty
D. checks and balances
Granted citizenship & protected civil rights of recently freed slaves
Gee it’s fun to be 18
Unrestricted submarine warfare
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
- Louisiana Purchase
- Louis & Clark
- US a World Power
- focus on
“Speak softly & carry a big stick”
Causes:Spanish atrocities in Cuba +
sinking of the USS Maine in
Havana + deLome letter
Effects:US becomes a world power!
US gains overseas territory
* Puerto Rico
* Panama Canal Zone
* Hawaii annexed
* Cuba becomes US protectorate
Impact: mass produced goods at low prices, improved standard of living, increased people’s life expectancy
Modern Age: telephone, electricity, autos, jets, medicines, computer
Impact: further improved standards of living, world became “global village”, greater use of transportation & communication, world trade increased sharply
Sit-ins & Freedom Rides (1960s)protested segregation
What will be produced? How will it be produced? For whom will it be produced?
The system in the US and other free market economies. It includes economic choice, competition, profit motive, and limited government regulation of the economy
c. Communist economy – govt owns, operates all major farms, factories, utilities, stores
Indicators determining quality of life:
- domestic biz lose profits, fail
- unemployment rises
- national debt increases
In US History!
Shining surface of prosperity, but inequality and corruption lay beneath
- destruction of their culture by breaking up tribal ties
- Most Indians had no farm skills (nomadic, buffalo hunters)
Fumigating to eradicate Malaria and mosquitos
2) William Taft
3) Woodrow Wilson (WWI)
1) Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) – insures bank savings deposits
2) Social Security Act – provides retirement pensions, unemployment insurance, disability insurance
Levittown – a new concept - self-contained community with its own pools, parks, elementary school, and shopping center.
President Gerald Ford USA
Pres. Leonid Brezhnev
In US History
UN Security Council
UN General Assembly
New York City
= NATO Countries
= Warsaw Pact Countries
** The Warsaw Pact is dissolved