← The Constitution- six principles Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All The government gets it power from the people. Explanation: This means the people have rights to vote and choose their representatives, senates, president etc. (Democracy) Federalism Explanation: This means that the power is shared between the federal (USA) or central (state) government. These two governments share powers but also have their own powers. Limited government Explanation: The government only has the power written in the Constitution. Seperation of powers Explanation: The powers of the government are divided into three groups: judicial (court), legislative (Congress= House of representatives and Senate), and the executive (president) Checks and Balances Explanation: This principle stops one branch off government from gaining to much power. E.g. the president has the power to choose a new judge, but the Senate must approve by voting on it. Flexibility Explanation: This principle makes the government change the Constitution , so the Constitution always meets the needs of the changing nation.