7 Principles of Government
Daevon and Kinsey
Popular sovereignty is the goverment allowing the people to rule. Its used in the constitution for the people to govern themselves. Today we use popular sovereignty by the government allowing the people to vote on who they want to be elected as president and how they believe the laws are in their postion.
Republicanism is people excercising their power by voting. Republicanism in the constitution by giving people a say in the goverment. Today, we use republicanism by presidental elections.
Federalism is a system where power is divided . In the constitution Federalism is a nation becoming partners in governing. We use this today by the goverments sharing power .
Seperation of Power
Seperation of power is the division of different goverment roles. In the constitution , seperstion of power is to avoid too much power into single group hands . Today, seperation of power is governing by branches and different systems in the political "team" .
Checks and Blanaces
Checks and Balances is each branch checking over other branches . They included this in the constitution so the goverment's power can be checked. Today, Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branch of the United States Government "checks" over each other .
Limited goverment is the "rule of law" . The constitution is used by restricting the power over the goverment. Today. we use limited goverment by setting restrictions over what the goverment can and cant take away from you.
Indivisual rights are a citizen's personal liberties. In the constitution , indivisual rights is basically the first ten amendmeant shielding people from a overly powerful goverment taking away your liberties. Today, the Bill of rights is how we use our indivisual rights.