the people hold ultimate power in the government.
No government is all powerful. Government must obey the law.
Separation of Powers
No one component of the government holds too much power Powers are distributed among 3 different branches.
Checks and Balances
Designed to prevent abuse of power in the government
power is shared between the central/national government and the states.
the power of the courts to declare a law constitutional and unconstitutional
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again
Reload the page to try again!
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.