The Congress did not have the power to tax or to regulate interstate commerce.
The President served as commander in chief.
Sovereignty was vested in the national government.
The Congress consisted of one chamber in which states were represented according to population.
To create a national government that was stronger than the one that existed under the Articles of Confederation
To protect the liberties of the people from the proposed government
To establish democracy as the basis for the new government to the maximum extent possible
To preserve the sovereignty of the states
Define the powers of state government.
Create a government in which power was vested in the national government only.
Both empower the national government and limit its powers.
Enumerate the rights of the people.
A form of government in which power is divided between a national government and states.
A constitutional system in which power is divided among three branches of government.
A form of government in which the people govern through elected representatives.
A constitutional system in which branches of government are interlocked such that no one branch can act without the support or agreement of another.
Establish a pure democracy.
Establish a form of democracy known as a republic.
Protect the liberties of the people.
Preserve the sovereignty of the states.
Permitted states to count three-fifths of slaves for purposes of apportionment.
Created a Congress of two chambers where state representation would be according to population in one and equal among the states in the other.
Established that the President would be elected by an electoral college.
Prohibited Congress from abolishing the slave trade prior to 1808.
July 4, 1787
September 17, 1787
July 4, 1791
September 17, 1791
The Supreme Court has the power to order the President to correct a legal wrong he has committed
The Supreme Court has the power to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional
Congress has the power modify the Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction
The President, as the head of a co-equal branch of government, does not have to obey an order from the Supreme Court