The Seven Principles

By Ani Prevost

Republicanism

People exercise their right to vote by choosing representatives

Example: voting for representatives

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Giving power to the people.

Example: we have the right to vote on a president

Federalism

Power is divided between the central and state government.

Example: strong central government

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Separation of powers

That the government is sperated into three braches

Example: legislative, executive, judicial

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Checks and balances

With checks and balances each of the three branches of government can limit the powers of others

Example: the executive branch can veto bills from the legislative branch, but the legislative branch can override that veto

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Limited government

Limited government is a type of government that stops the government from ruling everything and limits its power to where the people have a say in it

Example: we have the right to vote and freedom of speech and the government can't take away our rights

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Individual rights

The rights that the people have that the government can't take away. The rights that give us our freedom

Example: the right to bear arms, freedom of speech and things like that

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