7 Principals

By: Tori Leger

Popular Sovereignty

- The power of government lies with the people

- woman having the right to vote is an example of Popular Sovereignty

-" we the people.. Of the United States"


- The people have the right to elect representatives

- citizens voting for their representatives is an example of republicanism

-"a republican form of government"


- A system that divides the power of government between state and national governments

-powers not given by the constitution to the federal government and not denied to the states are reserved for the states

-"lengthy list of powers of congress (federal)

Separation of Powers

- Separates the power of the government into 3 branches of government

-legislative making the laws, the executive branch endorsing the laws and the judicial branch overseeing the laws.

-the constitution tells how powers are split among 3 branches

Checks and Balances

- Makes sure that none of the 3 branches are overpowering.

- president vetoing any bill passed is an example of Checks and Balances

-"congress has power to impeach ,try,convict and remove from office."

Limited Government

- the government doesn't have control over everything

-outline many powers the government doesn't have

- the constitution is the " supreme law of the land" more powerful than any government officials or departments.

Individual Rights

- freedom of speech protection

- equally protection of the law for all citizens is an example of individual Rights

-" equal protection of the law for all citizens"