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what are some political characteristics of constitutinalism? economic characteristics ? theory/poitical ideas that support constitutionalism ?

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Vanessa,
             I would begin by asking you what, based on what you have studied so far, do think the answers to these questions are. Then we can take your ideas and frame them in a way that gives you a clearer understanding of these concepts.

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Well I know the military was for protection, parliament helped the subjects have a say in what went on in the government, the ranking of how important people were ... Was law,king,people... And some people who were for constitutionalism were Elizabeth 1 and William and Mary
Vanessa,
               So I am clear, you are talking about Constitutionalism in England? Which class are you taking?
Vanessa,
              here are some of the characteristics
 
 
Political- The powers of the  monarch are limited and the civil liberties of the privileged class are guaranteed. The monarch is subject to the laws and governs with the consent of the legislature ( parliament 0 , which will meet frequently. Standing armies can only be raised with the consent of Parliament. The monarch is no longer Absolute. Elections to parliament are free and the monarch can not interfere with elections or debates in parliament.
 
Some of the economic characteristics
The right to levy taxes no belongs to Parliament rather than the monarch. It is no longer legal for the crown to impose excessive fines or bail on subjects. This gives the people , through their representatives, greater control of their economic resources thus building an economy that can benefit the citizens rather than just the monarchy and ruling class.
 
I am not sure who your teacher and text have referred to as theorists who support constitutionalism, but I would guess that they mention John Locke. his Second Treatise of Government supports constitutionalism. he writes that King has a kind of contract with the people and if breakes that contract, the people had the right to depose him.
 
I hope this is helpful

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