7 Principles of Government

Haylie and Krista

popular sovereignty

defecation- a government in which people rule


how it used in congress today-a broader way for Americans to govern them self's

republicanism

definition-the people exercise their power by voting for there political representatives


how its used in congress today- every person of the proper age votes for their choice of representative

fedralism

definition- a system of government were power is divided between a central government and states


how its used in congress today- each state has executive power over there own shperes

separation of powers

definition- the division of basic government roles into branches


how its used in congress today- every state has a limited yet equal amount of power

checks and balances

definition- each branch of government can exercise checks or controls over the other branches


how it used in congress today- the branches rely on each other

limited government

definition- everyone must obey the law


how its used in congress today- everyone one must obey the law and if they dont they will be fined or arrested

individual rights

definition- everyone has personal liberties and privileges


how its used in congress today- the government cannot control what wright or say