Roots of Democracy
- Examine the fundamental principles of government and law developed by leading philosophers, such as Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu and Rousseau.
- Explain how common law and historic documents, such as Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and the Mayflower Compact influenced framers of the Constitution and its development.
- Describe how the Constitution provides for checks and balances, such as legislative overrides of vetoes, the limitations on the powers of the President and the appointment process.
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