Declaration Of Independence Definitions

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Declaration of Independence: • Jefferson stated that the Declaration was written "In order to place before mankind the common sense of the matter in terms as plain and simple as to command their assent." • To declare to the world, that the British Colonies in America were declaring themselves an independent nation. • To explain (by listing the grievences against the King) why the colonies were declaring independence. • A collection of laws, characters and traditional understandings that proclaimed the liberties of British subjects. Necessary and Proper Clause: • Section of Constitution that allowed Congress to pass all laws “necessary and proper” to its duties, and which has permitted Congress to exercise powers not…show more content…
The President ▪ Checks Congress by vetoing bills it has passed ▪ Checks federal courts by nominating judges 3. The Courts ▪ Checks Congress by declaring a law unconstitutional ▪ Checks president by declaring actions by him or his subordinates to be unconstitutional or not authorized by law The Differing Views of Power 1. States ▪ Could not make treaties with foreign nations, coin $, issue paper currency, grant titles of nobility, pass a bill of attainder or an ex post facto law, or without the consent of Congress, levy an taxes on imports or exports, keep troops and ships in time of peace, or enter into an agreement with another state or with foreign power. ▪ “Full faith and credit” will be given to each state to deal with the laws, records, and court decisions of other
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