The 7 principles of government

What they do for the USA

The principles

There are 7 principles.

-federalism

-republicanism

-separations of power

-checks and balances

-individual rights

-popular sovereignty

-limited government

Federalism

It's the system in which there is 2 governments. The national & the state. They both have power over each other, and can do stuff that the other one can't. National is more of world problems, the federal government takes care of stuff like that. And the state handles more domestic concern.

Individual rights

Rights are powers and privileges to which one has a just claim. The individual is the basic unit of society, and since the time of ancient republics individuals have been understood to have certain rights. We have rights that the government can't take away from us. (Bill of rights)

Checks and balances.

This is a very important part of the constitution. It states that each branch has a power over each other. So this way, one branch doesn't get too powerful.
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Separation of powers.

The judicial, executive, and the legislative don't have too much power over each other, but they do have power over each other.


* The legislative branch is responsible for enacting the laws of the state and appropriating the money necessary to operate the government.


* The executive branch is responsible for implementing and administering the public policy enacted and funded by the legislative branch.


* The judicial branch is responsible for interpreting the constitution and laws and applying their interpretations to controversies brought before it.

Republicanism

We the people have the right to elect people into the White House. And leaders are picked to make laws for us.

Examples: Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics.
-- John Adams

Citizenship is what makes a republic; monarchies can get along without it.
-- Mark Twain

The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
-- Susan B. Anthony

Limited government

It helps give citizens more power in how we shapeour government. Also provides a strong market system. Makes sure the government isn't too powerful.

Popular sovereignty

It's were the people give the government power. The government is created and sustain by the people