7 Principles of Goverment

our government today


Republicanism is the exercising the power to vote for Representative.

Article 4 section 4 republican form of government.

we choose who chooses for us.

Popular Sovereignty

Popular Sovereignty is when the people rule.

Found at the beginning of constitution when they say we the people.

The people have some what of a say.

Serration of Powers

Serration of Powers is when the government's power is separated into three branches.

Articles one 2 and 3.

We have the legislative, judicial, and executive branchs to keep order.


Federalism is when the power of the government is divided between central and smaller government's.

divided into three parts delegated powers, reserved powers, and current powers.

today the state and national government share equal powers

Limited Government

Limited Government is when all must obey laws.

article 1 section 9 and article 1 section 10.

we keep the government from gaining much power.

Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances is when the three branches of government check one another to see if they are doing there job.

articles 1,2, and 3.

we keeps all branches on equal footing.

Individual Rights

Individual Rights are personal privileges.

Individual rights are found in the first 10 amendments.

Each person has there own rights that cannot be stolen from you.