7 principles of the Constitution

Limited government

A limited government is a government that is bound by their constitution to certain principles. The US government is limited by the U.S. Constitution to protect the interests and rights of the people.
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Separation of Powers

Separation of powers is when the powers of the government are seperated among branches. The three branches of the U.S government are the embodiment of separation of powers.
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Checks and Balances

Checks and balances is system in which each branch of the government can "check and balance" each other. The legislature branch, the Judicial branch and the Executive branch all can check each other too prevent one from becoming too strong.
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Popular Sovereignty

A government type in which the ruler is picked by the people. The way a US election works is the best example of popular sovereignty ie. The person with the most votes wins.
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Republicanism

Republicanism is an ideology in which the government is powered by the people and their choices. The government of the USA is an example of the way replubicanisim from the voting process down to the constitution.
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Individual Rights

Individual Rights are rughts entitled to all human beings. The Bill of Rights list the rights entitled to all human beings.
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Federalism

Federalism is an ideaology that states that power is to be shared among the National Government and the states. The states can set their own criminal, traffic, and education laws.
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