Three Goals Of The Preamble Essay

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The Constitution Owen tracey Ap us history Mr.ross Period.8 12/12/15 Part 1 a.) Three goals of the preamble. The tree goals of the preamble were simple it was the introduction to the constitution. the goals are as follows: to create a just government and to ensure peace, an adequate national defense and a healthy, free nation. With its first three words, “We the People,” specifies that people will run the country not a monarchy nor a dictator, the peoples voice goes through the president,senators,goveners which these people elect . another thing to note is that the preamble is not a source of federal power or individuals' rights. Rather, all rights and powers…show more content…
It gave the government the ability to charter railroads and corporations. d.) The principle of checks and balances, and how it applies to the three branches. With checks and balances, each of the three branches (legislative, judicial, executive) of government can limit the powers of the others. no one branch becomes too powerful. Each branch “checks” the power of the other branches to make sure that the power is balanced between them. When a president vetos a bill it is considered apart of checks and balances historically Andrew Jackson vetoed around twenty bills, he was the first to do this. e.) The idea of The Electoral College. In the early days of America they had a debate on how the president should be elected. One idea was to have him selected by the congress, this idea was thrown out because people thought that it would be used to serve the congresses purpose. The second option was to have the state legislatures decide who became president this idea was thrown out for the same reason. Eventually they decided that the president would be chosen by a popular vote. The archaic nature of this comes from the similarities to the primitive roman system (which quincedently is the same
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