American Government. The Balance of Freedom and Order. FREEDOM. ORDER. The Declaration Of Independence. The Constitution. ORDER. JEFFERSONIAN. MADISONIAN. 1791. WHAT IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT?. To maintain the balance of freedom and order!. CORE PRINCIPLES.
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Freedom and Order
To maintain the balance
of freedom and order!
A person looks out for the commongood
“We the people, ….”
We elect leaders to
speak on our behalf
People are allowed and
encouraged to be different
We ARE a nation
Rights for all humans at birth
1948 UN passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which officially extended natural rights to all
Life, Liberty, and Property
you are born with these
the rights of the people
and the people will obey the
that must be
Written by Thomas Jefferson on July 3, 1776
The USA formally expressed their status as a free and independent state, no longer colonies of Great Britain
Original explanation of the government and lawbefore the Constitutionwas adopted
Supreme law from
Fundamental law and structure of the US government. Framed 1787, ratified 1789 amended variously since.
***Treason only crime dealt with in original!
First 10 amendments to the Constitution, added in 1791 to protect certain essential rights to citizens.
Series of essays written by supporters of ratification of the Constitution to convince others of its worth.
To form a more perfect union
Ensure domestic tranquility
Promote the general welfare
Secure the blessings of liberty
WHY DID THE FOUNDING FATHERS
SEPARATE THE POWERS OF GOVERNMENT?
Can you name the 2
PA State Senators?
Pat Toomey and Robert Casey
Let’s watch this short and find out!
So, let’s talk about the process of a
bill becoming law…
Approve presidential appointments
decision making process?
any members of
Department ofHomeland SecuritySecretary Jeh Johnson
YOU think a future president should have?
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVENGUILTY!
Rights or privileges guaranteed to United States Citizens under the Constitution
Includes expression and lifestyle
Protects minority religions
An informed public is better able to make decisions
The Right to Bear Arms
Private citizens can own guns
*** Different rules in SCHOOL!!!
5th and 6th Amendments
Establish Due Process
What is cruel or unusual punishment???
state parks/reserves/police, recreation,higher education (state schools), prison system