Study Guide

Constitution Concepts

Principles of Government

The Framers of the Constitution knew exactly what kind of government they didn't want. They...

Limited Government

"We the People…" The first and most basic principle of the Constitution—the principle...

Separation of Powers

The Framers of the Constitution wanted to create a government that was powerful enough to take...

Checks and Balances

The Framers believed their most important action in preventing the rise of tyranny in America was...

Federalism

The last key element of America's system of limited government is the principle of federalism. In...