7 Principles of Government
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DEFINITION:Federalism is a system of government in which the power is shared among the central government and among the states.
HOW ITS USED IN THE CONSTITUTION:The constitution specifically assigns power to the national government; these include delagated, reserved, and concurrent powers.
CHECKS AND BALANCES
DEFINITION: "Checks and balances" is the ability of each branch of government to exercise checks(or controls) over the other branches of governenment.
HOW ITS USED IN THE CONSTITUTION:In the constitution, framers included the system of check and balances to make branches work together fairly. For example, congress has the power to pass laws, but the president can refuse to sign the bill or document.
DEFINITION:Individual rights are a personal liberty and a privelage that is guaranteed to US citizens the the "Bill of Rights."
HOW ITS USED IN THE CONSTITUTION: The first 10 ammendments of the constitution sheild people from an overly powerful government(which gives rights to the people), and the "Bill of Rights" later advances into the cause of individual rights.
SEPARATION OF POWERS
Separation of Powers is the division of the basic governemnt into three branches, that include the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
HOW ITS USED IN THE CONSTITUTION:
The constitution talks about the separartion and three branches of US government in its articles 1, 2, and 3.