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How long did the Articles stay in existence?
8 years (1781-1789)
Who was John Locke?
WHat did he think of government?
enlightenment thinker
Government has to ensure that each person has life, liberty and pursuit of property
Baron De Montesquieu
warned that too much power in one person's hand was dangerous. Divide the power into 3 branches
5 themes of constitution
-popular sovereignty (ppl hold power)
-limited gov(not too powerful..listen to what ppl say)
-separation of power(divison of national gov into 3 branches)
-checks and balances
(check each other..make sure one is not too powerful)
virginia plan
-favored larger states
-wanted 2 house- seats awarded by population
-Edmund Randoplh & James madison
new jersey plan
-william patterson
-favored smaller states
-1 house
-each state legislature would have one vote in legislature
seven roles of president?
-enforces laws
-approves or vetoes laws
-colects taxes
-spends gov. money
-appoints ambassadors, department heads, federal judges
-commands armed forces
-negotiates treaties
what are the ways of a bill becoming a law? (3 ways)
1. president approves
2. president doesn't respond within 10 days
3. 2/3 of congress approve..
Make Law
Carry/enforce law
interpret law by constitution
Great compromise
compromise between virginia and nj plan.
-2 houses
(h.r - picked by popular vote)
[2 senates per state]
3/5 compromise?
every 3 slaves would be counted out of 5 of them
-division of power between national and state gov.
-not wanting a national gov. or the constituion
-(opposite above)
separation of powers
eacdh one has each responsibility ...separate dictatorship
checks and balances
controlling power of other branches

ex. president veto bill
popular sovereignty
people have power