European influences were things like the English Magna Carta or Parliament that the colonists kind of copied or manipulated for their government, another example is the English Bill of Rights. The founders took from the English Bill of Rights because many people had suggested a bill of rights and framers believed in the ideas by european writers about the nature of people and government.
Checks and Balances
All balanced ecept for the Legislative Branch. Just the way it should be.
Federalism is sharing power between state and federal government, it is a key feature to the United States government. It works by letting the states keep their power to control trade inside their borders, set up local government and schools, and manage marriage and divorce laws.
Federalist vs. Anti-Federalists
The government branches are Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, these are the branches that control the government. The Executive Branch has the president and it carries out and enforces policies and laws of the nation. The legislative branch is the lawmaking branch, Congress is made up of two houses, The Senate and The House of Representatives. The Judicial branch is the court system, it's primary purpose is interpreting laws, it also owns supreme court and other federal courts and hears cases involving the Constitution, federal laws, and disputes between states.
The Bill of Rights
The Hous of Representatives
Checks and balances are ways that the government makes sure that no branch has more power than another. The legislative branch can reject treaties with a 2/3 vote, Override presidential vetoes with 2/3 vote, impeach the president, and reject nominations of judges. It can also reject nominees to the federal and Supreme Courts, can create lower courts, impeach judges, amend the constitution. The Executive branch can propose new laws, can veto laws, appoints federal officials who carry out and enforce laws. It also has the Power to pardon or grant amnesty to people convicted crimes, nominates judges to the courts. The Judicial branch actions unconstitutional, can use Judicial Review to rule treaties. It also can rule acts of Congress unconstitutional.
Federalists are people who support the constitution, and anti-federalists are people who were opposed to the constitution. Federalists wanted a government where power is divided among between the states and the government. However, anti-federalists thought that this would give the government too much power and they would abuse it.
An amendment is a minor change designed to improve a text or piece of legislation. It happens by first, a proposal by a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress. Then, used successfully 26 times or used once to repeal prohibition. Finally, passage by three-quarters of state legislatures or special state conventions. There have been 27