the idea of popular sovereignty the idea that political authority belongs to the people was a big part of this new constitution. so much so that the preamble to the constitution included...?

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  • The popular sovereignty principle is one of the underlying ideas of the United States Constitution and it argues that the source of governmental power (sovereignty) lies with the people (popular). This tenet is based on the concept of the social contract the idea that government should be for the benefit of its citizens.