Its elected officials
The consent of the governed (the people)
Government should guarantee its citizens economic security.
The central government and states should share power.
A government that denies its people certain basic rights can be overthrown.
Rulers derive their right from God and are bound to govern in the nation’s best interest.
Had no plan to organize the Northwest Territory
Lacked the ability to enforce its authority
Circulated no paper money
Compelled the states to abide by its treaties
The vice president
The House of Representatives
The Supreme Court
Separation of church and state
Separation of military and civilian authority
Separation of campaign donations from an elected official’s votes
Separation of the functions of the legislative, executive and judicial branches
All of the above
Be a natural born citizen of the United States
Be at least 35 years old
Vote in at least two previous presidential elections
Have resided in the country for at least 14 years
Maintains proper fiscal discipline by controlling spending
Keeps any branch from becoming too powerful
Requires government jobs be open to all qualified citizens
None of the above
At least five
No more than 11
The Constitution doesn’t specify.
The Establishment Clauses
The Bill of Rights
The Articles of Confederation
They want their right to an attorney.
They refuse to testify against themselves.
They agree to testify against someone else if they get immunity.
They believe they're wrongly accused.
The president appointed a replacement.
A special election was held for vice president.
The speaker of the House became vice president.
There was no vice president until the next presidential election.
The Declaration of Independence
The U.S. Constitution
Declaration of Independence
Were the first state constitution independent of the English
Represented the first official call for independence from England
Urged all colonies to join the war effort
Created a new government in each of the colonies
The states have all of the power and make all the laws
The national government has all of the power and makes all of the laws
The power is divided between the state and national government
The President makes all the laws for the US