Constitution Development – US Government HW
The key terms of the US government chapter include Constitution, Development, Government.
During the debate over the ratification of the US Constitution they argued that the Constitution would erode fundamental liberties and weaken the states.
Articles of Confederation
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade)
A government that concentrates political power in an authority not responsible to the people
Bill of Rights
Although the Anti-Federalists failed to block the ratification of the Constitution, they did ensure that the Bill of Rights would be created to protect individuals from government interference and possible tyranny. The Bill of Rights, drafted by a group led by James Madison, consisted of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, which guaranteed the civil rights of American citizens.
Review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court
Marbury v. Madison
This case establishes the Supreme Court’s power of Judicial Review
17th century English philosopher who opposed the Divine Right of Kings and who asserted that people have a natural right to life, liberty, and property; consent of the governed
A political theory holding that in a democracy, the government ought to do what the majority of the people want.