7 Principles of Government

By: Hannah McCullough


The belief in the ideals and the principals of a republic.

Example: We elect members that have the quialities we like to represent us

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Separation of Powers

an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.

Example: Each branch has certain jobs for instance the legislative makes the laws, the executive enforces the laws, and the judicial interprets those laws.

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Limited Government

It is when the government has limits and can't disturb your "pursuit of happiness" and they don't have all control over the people.

Example: the president can't just do whatever they want just because he's the president. he has to follow the laws also.

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Popular Sovereignty

Popular sovereignty or the sovereignty of the people is the principle that the authority of a stateand its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power.

Example: "we the people"

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governing powers are divided and shared between the state and nation

Examples: the national government has the power over the army and stuff and the Stars have the power over their own education and local laws

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checks and balances

the government has three different branches of government and they each have to watch over each other so that they don't have too much power over the people or other parts of the government.

Example: executive bracket can veto laws and the legislature can like impeach the president and the judicial can tell the others of laws are unconstitutional

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individual rights

every person in the nation has their own rights and the government is there to protect those rights.

Example: personal right garunteed to every U.S citizens protected in the bill of rights

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