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The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. The constitution has seven articles which shapes the national frame of government. The first three articles highlighted the separation of power. The Federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral congress; the executive, which  consists of the president; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme court and other federal courts. Articles four, five and six demonstrated the concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state government, the state in relationship to the federal government and last article seven establishes the plan subsequently used by the thirteen states to ratify it.

The United States Constitution is based on the concept of popular sovereignty, which means rule by the people.Which is also the first three words of the Constitution “We the people” which shows popular sovereignty. In article seven of the constitution it  requires that nine states  approve the new Constitution before it goes into effect. In article five of the Constitution it provides for ways to amend the Constitution. Amendments are made through elected representatives of the people, which is another form of popular sovereignty. Then article one creates the legislative branch and requires that representatives to Congress are elected by the people that are being represented. The concept of popular sovereignty is implied in all three Articles.

The first three words of the Constitution are “We are the people”. This shows us that this was written for the people. This means that we are able to have a say on how this country operates. If we don't like something we the people have the power to change it. Just these three words show sovereignty. Right away this tells us that we could take part in this. We have a say because this was not only made for our country but for the people



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