The 7 Principles of Government

And their effects on the constitution


Is the belief that government should be based on the consent of the people. It helped in solving how the people's views should be represented in government for the constitution . For example, let us say a law is about to be passed to allow guns to be owned in a home. The government would have to have a vote for the people before that was passed. Repubicanism is used today in elections and passing laws.

Sepration of Powers

Is the division of basic government roles that also dertermind how powers were divided in the constitution. For example, each branch is given a role and power to divide their purpose from the other branches. This is used today by the same way it was back then with dividing the president and branches.

Limited Government

Is the deivision of basic government's roles and powers which solved the problem in the constituion, and now, to pervent abuse of powers. For example, the president can not pass a law without consent from the other branchs, so he is not given enough power to rule over all.

Popular Soverignity

Is a government in which people rule that assured that the people were the power of the government in the constitution. For example, food is the main power of humans because it keeps them alive and running. Popular Soverignity is used now with presidents giving speeches to the people because they are the ones who control the voting, and who is elected. 


Is the system of government where power is shared among the central government. This solved how the power was to be shared in the constitution, and is now used to keep everything connected and agreed with each branch. For example, a group of kids decide together on which rides they will go on at a carnival.

Checks and Balances

The ability of each branch of government to excirsize checks. This helped decide how the power was to be equally divided in the constitution, and is used now in our branches for that very reason. For example, two roomates splitting the rent for their dorm room.  

Induvidual Rights

A persons liberty and privilage gaurenteed to US by the Bill of Rights. This was to ensure the protection of the people in the constitution, and is used now by the people to have freedom of speech and to always be given a trial along with the many other freedoms people use to protect themselves while spreading their oppinion and bilefs. For example, a school could go and protest/speech aganist polution to the seas or a family can practise their religon with safety and acceptence.