Principle of the U.S constitution

By : Anna Contreras

Principle of constitution

Principles of the U.S constitution are basically separation of powers , check and balances ,federalism . Separation of powers refers to the division of powers between legislative , executive, and judicial branches. These are 7 principles of the constitution.

1. Popular sovereignty, meaning rule by the people
2. Republicanism, meaning the right to vote for representatives
3. Federalism meaning power is shared between the national and state governments
4. Separation of powers into branches that make, enforce or interpret laws
5. Balance of Power - controls (checks) can be made on the other branches
6. Limited government - everyone is bound by the US Constitution
7. Individual rights - personal freedoms are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights