Checks and Balances

Definition

Each branch of government has a "check" or limits what the other two branches can do.

No ONE branch can have too much power.

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FLVS Civics: Foundations - Checks and Balances

Republicanism

Definition

Citizens rule through elected representatives. The people elect these people into power.
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Republicanism

Federalism

Definition

When Power is divided into different levels of government.

Ex. The Fbi is national, A state trooper is statewide, and the HPD is Local government.

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What is federalism?

Individual Rights

Definition

Individual rights are the freedoms guaranteed by the bill of Rights, These freedoms include, freedom of speech, the press, religion, and the right to bear arms.

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Freedom of Speech: Crash Course Government and Politics #25