Seven Principles of the Constitution
This means: In our system, the national governments ones have ultimate authority, but states have a lot to say in what goes on as well.
Examples of powers:
•powers for the national: Delegated Powers
•powers for the state: Reserved Powers
•powers shared between both the state and national are concurrent powers.
Checks and Balances
This balances power between the 3, ensuring that none of the branches get out of control.
Example: Federal judges are nominated by the president, but have to be approved by Congress.