Making of the Constitution Part 3

Making of the Constitution Part 3

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  • The Executive Branch is headed by a president and designed to implement and enforce laws passed by congress
  • Executive
  • James Madison
  • The Convention decided that the U.S. Constitution would separate power among three branches of government
  • Legislative
  • The Legislative Branch is composed of the two houses of congress and designed to make laws
  • I came up with the Separation of Powers in my Virginia Plan
  • Judicial
  • A system of federal courts that interpret federal laws and render judgement in cases involving such laws
  • This is what the convention created to make sure that my separation of powers would work correctly.
  • Executive
  • Checks and Balances is a system that was created to keep any one branch of the government form becoming too powerful.
  • Legislative
  • Judicial
  • Popular Sovereignty was instilled by the convention into the U.S. Constitution in order to give more power to the people when deciding how their government is run.
  • Rule by the people
  • All in favor?
  • James Madison
  • As our country was nearing the Completion of our first Constitution the many politicians involved took one of two sides.
  • The Federalists
  • I support the Constitution in its entirety
  • I know we need a stronger national government, but it shouldn't be stronger than the state governments
  • The Anti-federalists
  • Patrick Henry
  • The U.S. Constitution is now finished and in the process of ratification. in order to be ratified the constitution must be approved by 9 of the 13 states
  • George Washington
  • The Bill of Rights 1) Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. 2) Right to keep and bear arms in order to maintain a well regulated militia. 3) No quartering of soldiers. 4) Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. 5) Right to due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double jeopardy. 6) Rights of accused persons, e.g., right to a speedy and public trial. 7) Right of trial by jury in civil cases. 8) Freedom from excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishments. 9) Rights Retained by the People 10) Powers reserved to the states.
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