Principles of the Constitution

This is what allows every to have a voice in their government.

The next principle is federalism. This divides the power between local, state and national government. This was a crucial element to the framers after the Articles of Confederation, which gave the ultimate power to the individual states. Federalism gives the central government its own source of power. They next had to decide how to give equal representation to every citizen and every state. This is how the Senate and the House of Representatives came to be. In the Senate every state is allowed to members regardless of size or population. This gave every state equal voice. The number of representatives a state is allowed depends on their population. This gives equal representation to every citizen. At the Constitutional Convention there were to proposals. The first was the Virginia Plan, which proposed a strong national government, run by two



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